Local authorities must conduct risk assessments of their area to make sure that trees do not become a risk to the public. Trees that are rotten, damaged by high winds over time, infected or otherwise in the way of the public should be cut down and removed. If is not carried out properly and a tree falls on you, you could be eligible to claim compensation from the responsible authority.
When a tree falls on you
Your local authority is supposed to carry out regular inspections to make sure unsafe trees or large branches are cut down and safely removed. If a branch or tree falls on you during bad weather, you could sustain serious injuries. In addition to the pain and suffering this may cause you, it may also put a great deal of financial hardship on you and your family, especially if the severity of your injury makes it impossible for you to go to work. Getting advice on claiming for falling tree injuries is therefore highly recommended.
Why you should claim
Getting compensated for your pain and suffering and help with the financial implications of your injury are not the only reasons to claim. If a tree fell on you because your local authority was negligent in its duty of care to protect you from being injured by falling trees or branches, or a tree surgeon did not carry their work out properly, a claim may force them into taking their duty more seriously and could subsequently prevent future accidents of this kind.
Accident Advice Helpline
As a law firm with a team of experienced advisors and in-house solicitors, we can help you:
- Establish whether your local authority or the tree surgeon they used to deal with dangerous trees were responsible for your personal injury
- Gather the necessary evidence to support your injury claim
- Bring your claim to a conclusion quickly and in the most efficient, hassle-free manner possible
Conducting most claim processes over the phone, we can ensure you get the compensation your injury entitles you to and may even be able to do so without the need for you to attend court. We cannot, however, guarantee this, as circumstances vary from one claim to the next and outcomes cannot be predicted with certainty.
To learn more about claiming for compensation and/or have an experienced solicitor assigned to your case, call us now on 0800 689 0500 or, if calling from your mobile, on 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: February 22, 2017
Author: Accident Advice