Vibration White Finger
Thompson & Co have many years of experience in pursuing claims for Vibration White Finger (Often referred to as Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome).
This resulted in success for our clients and has led to a compensation scheme being set up from which thousands of ex-miners will benefit.
Thompson & Co. were one of only 5 firms of solicitors that made up the British Coal Vibration White Finger Steering Committee.
What you need to Prove
In order to succeed with a claim for Vibration White Finger against an employer you will need to prove that your employer was negligent or in breach of his statutory duties by exposing you to vibration without adequate protection and that this led to you suffering injury.
You will need to provide evidence (usually in the form of witness statements) that you used vibrating tools on a regular basis. It is also often necessary for us to arrange to obtain evidence from an engineer to confirm that the levels of vibration were sufficiently high that your employer should have been taking steps to protect you.