Ride-on lawn mowers are particularly useful when cutting vast areas of grass, and working over tricky terrain. When working with such heavy duty equipment, it is important to know the risks involved, that being the dangers of ride-on lawn mowers.
While falls are common dangers of ride-on lawn mowers, there are some typical risks to be aware of. Knowing the dangers of ride-on lawn mowers raises your awareness, enabling you to take suitable precautions to minimise the risk of preventable injuries.
The dangers of ride-on lawn mowers
Five typical dangers of ride-on lawn mowers, include, but are not limited to:
- Falls, if the rider is driving too fast or over uneven terrain
- Lacerations from incidents with the mowers blades
- Amputation, loss of limb due to overturned ride-on lawn mowers
- Crushing caused by overturned ride-on lawn mower accidents
- Collision leading to myriad injuries of varying severity
Claiming compensation for lawn mower accidents
If you have been involved in a ride-on lawn mower accident through no fault of your own, and you believe the manufacturer or your employer are to blame, you may be able to claim compensation for the harm and distress you have endured.
Both your employer and the lawn mower manufacturer have a legal obligation to ensure your health and safety. This means that if you suffer an injury due to their negligence, they can be held liable for the harm and distress you have been made to endure.
Thanks to our 15 years’ experience, at Accident Advice Helpline, we understand that all accidents are unique; no one fall is the same as another. As such, we offer a free initial consultation to all victims of personal injury.
During your initial consultation, we aim to uncover the basis of your case. This helps us determine both where liability is likely to lie, and if your eligibility to claim.
Moving forward from there, should we mutually decide to pursue your claim, you can recuperate at home with the peace of mind that our specialist solicitors operate on a 100 per cent no-win, no-fee* basis.
Getting in touch with us
For more information, and to receive your free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today.
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Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice