Kiteleys Solicitors

Kiteleys Solicitors. 7 St. Stephen's Court, 15-17 St. Stephen's Road, Bournemouth, Dorset. BH2 6LA. Telephone 01425 278866.
Kiteleys Solicitors is the trading style of Kiteleys Solicitors Limited registered in England and Wales, registered number 03113721. VAT Registration No: 658 8813 79.
This firm is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. A list of directors is available for inspection at our registered office.

Vibration White Finger

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What is Vibration White Finger (VWF)?

VWF or Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) is an industrial disease caused by exposure of the hands to vibration from hand held power tools.

The vibration causes neurological and vascular symptoms to the hands. The symptoms would present as tingling sensation, numbness, whitening of fingers and loss of dexterity.

If you have any of these symptoms, but have not yet been diagnosed you should see your GP and seek a referral.

How do I claim compensation?

If you have been diagnosed with the above disease and you used vibrating power tools in your employment we may be able to help you pursue a claim.

In many cases you may no longer work for the employer or they may no longer be trading. We would still be able to assist in these situations and should be able to pursue the claim against your past employers insurers.

Your case would be taken on a no win, no fee basis

How much is my claim worth?

In order to assess the value of your claim we would need to commission a medical report. The value would be based upon the outcome of that assessment.

Assistance

If you have been diagnosed with VWF or HAVS through the use of hand held power tools at work, you may be entitled to claim benefit.

This disease is covered in The Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit (diseases). Your injury will be assessed independently and you could be awarded benefit accordingly.

Further details are available: http://www.direct.gov.uk/en/DisabledPeople/FinancialSupport/OtherBenefitsAndSupport/DG_10016183

  • Richard Mildren

    Richard Mildren
    Director

  • Amanda Loe

    Amanda Loe
    Associate Solicitor

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At Kiteleys we are always happy to help. We believe that the law should be easily accessible, so if you have any questions for our Industrial Diseases solicitors, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
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Kiteleys Solicitors. 40 Haven Road, Canford Cliffs, Poole, Dorset. BH13 7LP. Telephone 01425 278866.
Kiteleys Solicitors is the trading style of Kiteleys Solicitors Limited registered in England and Wales, registered number 03113721. VAT Registration No: 658 8813 79.
This firm is authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. A list of directors is available for inspection at our registered office.