Every one of us has our own unique vibration or frequency, our “energy signature” if you like, which is made up from the combination of the vibrations from our physical body and the subtle energetic bodies in the surrounding electromagnetic auric field. Through many years experience working as a vibrational healer since 1995 I have observed that for most people their natural vibration will be roughly commensurate with their body size and build. For instance a tall, muscle-bound man will naturally have a much heavier vibration than a petite female. People with natural healing gifts tend to have much finer vibrations than their body type would suggest. This is probably why women with their generally lighter body frames have a head start vibrationally and seem to outnumber men 4:1 in the healing arts as their vibrations are naturally higher and finer.
In an ideal state, energy flows freely throughout our physical body as well as through our etheric, emotional women vibrator , mental and spiritual subtle bodies. In reality, most of us contain areas of blocked, trapped or stagnant energy from an accumulation of unresolved traumas and faulty subconscious beliefs. When energy can no longer flow freely, significant emotional, mental and spiritual hindrances to being happy in life can occur as well as physical discomfort and disease.
Vibration White Finger (VWF) is one of the most common industrial diseases recorded in the UK today. It is estimated that over 3000 people a year make new claims for Industrial Injuries Disablement Benefit based on Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS), the umbrella term for diseases resulting from vibrations in the arms, hands and fingers. Vibration White Finger, also known as ‘Dead Finger’, is caused by prolonged, excessive use of vibrating hand-held power tools in the workplace. The vibrations from these tools cause minor but repetitive injuries to nerves and blood cells in the hands and fingers. Over time this damage accumulates, and the flow of blood to these extremities becomes periodically restricted. This initially causes tingling sensations and loss of feeling, which will eventually result in a loss of manual dexterity and strength of grip. The disease may progress with the appearance of white patches on fingertips, which can spread to the whole hand, and even necessitate the amputation of fingers in extreme cases. Vibration White Finger becomes worse in cold temperatures, and is also exacerbated by smoking and coffee. The disease can affect people after a few months of working with vibrating tools, or many only become apparent years after such work has ceased. It is an irreversible condition, and symptoms will get progressively worse over time. The Health and Safety Executive estimates that up to 5 million workers in the UK are currently at risk of contracting the disease.
Vibration White Finger commonly affects workers in industries such as mining, forestry, road maintenance, construction and engineering. Anyone however who uses a vibrating tool in work that causes feelings of tingling or numbness is at risk from the disease. Women are up to ten times more likely to develop Vibration White Finger than men. Cases are often reported in the textile industry for example, caused by the repetitive use of needle and staple guns. When assessing Vibration White Finger compensation awards, courts use the Stockholm Workshop Scale, a scientific basis for determining the effect on hands and individual fingers in relation to each other. Employers have been under a duty of care since 1976 to protect workers from the threats posed by vibrating power tools as far as reasonably possible. Their duties to workers have since been clarified by The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 and The Control of Vibration at Work Regulations 2005. An employer’s responsibilities include preventing the excessive use of vibrating tools, providing suitable protective equipment, training workers in the safe use of tools, maintaining a reasonable working temperature, and ensuring tools are in good condition. A Vibration White Finger compensation claim will examine the behaviour of employers in relation to these factors, as well as assessing the extent of the disease and its effects on a person’s working and domestic life.
The law related to Vibration White Finger is complicated, especially where multiple employers are involved, and it is therefore imperative that an experienced, specialist solicitor is engaged to handle claims for compensation. Bartletts Solicitors have had extensive experience with Vibration White Finger compensation claims over the past twenty years. We operate on a No Win No Fee basis meaning if you win your case you keep all of the damages awarded, and if you lose you will not pay a penny.