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For vibration claims, vwf solicitors make a distinction between whole body vibration syndrome (WBVS), hand-arm vibration (HAVS) and vibration white finger (VWF). It is important to note that there is no cure for vibration injuries and the most that can be done is to provide relief from some of the symptoms. The most common vibration injury suffered by over 100,000 Australian workers is vibration white finger (VWF) which is caused by long term exposure to handheld vibrating tools or machinery - this condition manifests itself by fingers turning white and cold with tingling or numbness. Tools at risk of causing VWF include, but are not limited to pneumatic tools, drills, chain saws, and grinders. In addition to VWF solicitors making a compensation claim, you may be also eligible to receive other disability allowances.
Vibration white finger may be due to negligence by your employer as a result of inadequate training on handheld vibrating tools or machinery, failure to rotate workload and provide adequate rest breaks thus causing overexposure or simply by not alerting you to the dangers of using vibrating equipment.
No Win No Fee
Thousands of people fail to recover damages every year because they did not take legal action in time and they lose out on money to which they were entitled. If you have been injured and someone else has been negligent or was in breach of a statutory duty you may be entitled to start a vibration white finger compensation claim. Most VWF solicitors operate the no win no fee scheme otherwise known as a conditional fee agreement. No legal charge is payable unless the legal case is won, and the client obtains an award of compensation. If the legal claim is lost there is no charge made to the client. Not all no win no fee agreements are the same and you should carefully consider any document that your VWF solicitors present to you for signature prior to the claim starting. These matters can be funded privately or sometimes a trades union will assist.
Vibration White Finger Compensation
Compensation is intended to put the injured person back in the position that they would have been had the injury not occurred which is really a preposterous consideration in view of the fact that vibration injury is irreversible. Damages are the sum of money awarded to a claimant in a VWF a claim that represents financial compensation for personal injury and includes: -
General Damages: -
This item represents compensation that cannot be calculated mathematically and must be assessed by a judge and includes pain, suffering and loss of Amenity (lifestyle) and is mainly evidenced by the medical consultants reports obtained on your behalf.
Special Damages: -
This item represents compensation for financial losses that can be calculated accurately which generally does not need assessment and includes:-
loss of past earnings
loss of future earnings
prescriptions and medical expenses
traveling expenses to attend hospital
cost of special aids and equipment
the cost of care in the short or long term.
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