Vibration White Finger (VWF)

Vibration White Finger is also known as Raynaud’s Phenomenon. Common early symptoms are tingling and numbness in the fingers. There may be aching in the wrist and muscles of the forearm. As the condition progresses there may be a sensation of reduced grip strength and attacks of “whiteness” in the fingers when exposed to the cold. The most common cause is occupational exposure to vibration.

This condition is also sometimes known as hand arm vibration syndrome or “HAVS”.  Employers should ensure workers using such equipment have adequate breaks to reduce the risk of developing the condition.

If you have any of these symptoms and have worked in the past with vibratory tools contact Nick or Vicky now on 01925 759 510 for expert and personal claims advice or complete the contact form on the sidebar.

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