Garden Related Injury Compensation

When it comes to doing jobs around the home, gardening is something that most people enjoy more than anything else. Spending hours in the garden, planting crops and plants is something that is a popular past time and many people take a great pride in the appearance of their garden and the maintenance that they perform upon it. 

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Working in the garden can be hard work and it can require a range of tasks such as climbing, plowing, planting, reaching, bending down and a variety of movements which can put stress and strain on your joints where necessary. Although gardening may seem like a fairly relaxed task, if not done properly or if done with faulty equipment it can very quickly become a dangerous task. 

If you have received an injury in the garden through no fault of your own, then you may be eligible to claim for compensation. 

Where can I injure myself in the garden?

When it comes to performing work in the garden there are a number of ways that you can injure yourself either through using machinery or just using the wrong technique.

Faulty garden machinery such as a lawn mower or strimmer can be incredibly dangerous, especially if it hasn’t been properly maintained. If this equipment malfunctions it could be incredibly dangerous to the user as parts could fly off and injure various different parts of the body. The edges of both the lawn mower and strimmer are incredibly sharp and could both be potentially lethal if they aren’t correctly maintained. 

What are some common garden related injuries?

When it comes to working around the garden there are several common injuries that people claim for, and these include:

  • Joint injuries including arthritis
  • Cuts and grazes
  • Loss of limbs
  • Back injuries.

Who might I be able to be claim against?

When it comes to making a claim in the garden the most common type of action is taken against manufacturers of faulty gardening equipment. This covers any injuries that you incur as the result of machinery which does not work properly or which breaks easily while you are trying to perform a given task. 

You may also be able to claim for other faulty garden accessories which may break and cause injury to you including hand held items such as trowels and forks.

How can I claim?

If you feel that you have suffered an injury from a faulty piece of equipment which has been negligently manufactured, then you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation. The manufacturer of any equipment has the responsibility to ensure your safety and full functionality throughout its lifespan. If you feel that your purchase has not lived up to its expectations then you could be eligible for a pay-out.

To find out more information contact the Manners Pimblett team on 0845 077 0772.

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