vibration white finger


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vibration white finger

n
(Physiology) a condition affecting workers using vibrating machinery, which causes damage to the blood vessels and nerves of the fingers and leads to a permanent loss of feeling
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CONSTRUCTION workers throughout the Midlands who use power tools have been warned they could be at risk of Vibration White Finger.
He ordered Andrew Smith, the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, to rethink the way people suffering with the disabling condition vibration white finger are assessed for disability benefits.
Mr Crossley joins Applebys having gained over 20 years of experience dealing with cases involving industrial disease and especially industrial deafness and vibration white finger - an illness characterised by the loss of feeling in the fingers and often brought about by the use of vibrating machinery.
It was set up after test cases in 1997 and 1998 found that British Coal had been negligent over miners' breathing problems and cases of vibration white finger -a crippling hand condition linked to the use of vibrating machinery.
Claire Hodgson specialises in cases of hand arm vibration syndrome (HAVS), typically known as vibration white finger, as well as noise-induced hearing loss, asbestosis, mesothelioma and other conditions caused at work.
The cash is paid by the Government for handling compensation claims for chest disease and vibration white finger.
25billion by the Government for handling compensation claims for chest disease and vibration white finger.
Other conditions toplague the workers includechronic bronchitis andemphysema, vibration white finger and chronicpulmonary lung disease.
Ms Clwyd was also told 164,137 claims for vibration white finger have been settled, leaving 5,475 claims outstanding.
A second investigation by the commissioner, Zahida Manzoor, into compensation schemes for respiratory disease and a condition known as vibration white finger, found that the Legal Complaints Service (LCS) risked damaging its reputation because of its "poor service" to some miners and their families.
She was advised by the UDM's firm Vendside to also seek a payout for the vibration white finger which plagued him.
Concerning hand-arm vibration, the main effect to their exposure is the Vibration White Finger (VWF), a disorder of the blood supply to fingers and hand which can be caused by regular use of vibrating hand-held tools.
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