Vibration White Finger (Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome)
Common vibrating tools include:
- Impact wrenches,
- Jack Hammers (jigger picks)
- Kango Hammers or CP9s
- Wacker Plates
- STIHL Saws
- Vibrating Pokers
- Pneumatic drills
- Fettling Guns
- Impact Tools
The most common symptoms are:
- A tingling sensation or numbness in the fingertips
- A cold sensation in the fingers or a discolouration of the skin
If you have been working with vibrating power tools for a while and start to develop mild symptoms of VWF you should stop using the power tools as this may prevent your symptoms becoming more serious. You should also see your GP to have the diagnosis confirmed, report your condition to your employer and seek legal advice from a specialist solicitor.
If you are unsure then try our step by step guide in the Do You Have a Claim section.