Vibration White Finger Claims

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Vibration White Finger Claims

Vibration White Finger (VWF) or Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), as it can be called, is caused by using vibrating tools for a prolonged period of time.

Those clients that we see with vibration white finger symptom soften worked with tools such as:

  • Drills
  • Road Breakers
  • Stihl Saws
  • Wackers
  • Other road maintenance/ construction tools
  • Rotating tools
  • Percussive hand guided power tools
  • Compressed air tools


Victims that could be eligible for a vibration white finger claim have often worked with such tools for many hours during their working day with tools in constant use.

Damage to the fingers can occur when exposed to too much vibration over a period of time from the tools used. A vibration white finger claim will be successful where we can prove your employer should have known that symptoms of vibration white finger were likely given the working patterns involved, and the length of time the employee was exposed to the vibrating tools. Often clients have had several employers and thus establishing which employer is responsible for the vibration white finger symptoms can prove difficult.

Vibration white finger symptoms can also affect employment capacity. Continued use of vibrating tools will aggravate the symptoms.

In certain circumstances, social security benefits can be paid, and we will provide you with advice about your eligibility, and assist you in making a compensation claim. Because there are strict limits for bringing compensation claims in regards to vibration white finger, we would always advise you to contact us as soon as possible and not to delay as this could prevent you from claiming. If you have any symptoms that you feel may be linked to vibrating tools, whether they are on our list or not, then please contact us and discuss with our specialist industrial disease department immediately.

How can Fentons help?

If you think you have a case for compensation, or require further assistance with a vibration white finger claim or any other industrial disease claim, why not call our freephone helpline on 0800 019 1297, alternatively fill in the brief industrial disease claim form.