Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome

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Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome

the current medical description of what used to include vibration induced white finger, a condition often suffered by workers using vibrating power tools and often litigated. In such cases use is made of the Taylor Pelmear Scale and the Stockholm Scale as ways of indicating the severity of the disease.
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One lawyer - Andrew Nulty from Avalon Solicitors, Warrington - made PS13m in 2006 from miners with chest complaints and vibration white finger and was struck off before fleeing abroad.
Recent research, published in April by Reactec, estimates that 300,000 employees in the UK have advanced symptoms of vibration white finger, whilst 22,500 workers in the north across a range of building disciplines are exposed to hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS) on a regular basis.
Former pitman Tony Crew, 67, who won compensation for vibration white finger, had pounds 352 charges taken out and paid to Vendside.
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.
Ms Clwyd was also told 164,137 claims for vibration white finger have been settled, leaving 5,475 claims outstanding.
It is a bit like when Tony Blair reversed a decision regarding Vibration White Finger.
8m for vibration white finger - which amounts to some pounds 12.
He also claimed care allowance for help in dressing, washing and preparing meals, as he suffered from vibration white finger and had the onset of carpal tunnel syndrome.
There are 580,000 claimants for respiratory problems and 170,000 for vibration white finger, estimated to cost the government pounds 7 billion to settle by 2011.
A committee of cross-party MPs said Ministers were "disturbingly" wide of the mark when they estimated the number of claims from former pit workers suffering vibration white finger and lung disease ( sometimes by as much as eight times.
Eight former Stockton Council employees have received nearly pounds 350,000 between them after developing vibration white finger, which causes painful and permanent injuries to hands and arms.
The deadline for claims for respiratory disease and vibration white finger is March 31.
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