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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Faulty product claims: Gardening equipment

    As Britons, we are world-renowned for our fondness of gardening and the pride we take in keeping our green spaces green. Perfectly manicured lawns, voluptuous displays of colourful flowers; for many people this is the idea of perfection. Maintaining a garden or even an allotment requires a number of specific implements, which can often be quite sharp and potentially dangerous if they were to be faulty.

    How can gardening equipment be faulty?

    Gardening equipment encompasses a variety of tools, some of which use electricity and others which may use another fuel source such as petrol or diesel.  If one these products were to be faulty, such as an electric brush cutter or petrol lawn-mower then there is a high risk of electric shock and/or fire. A faulty product could also cause a nasty slip, trip or fall.

    If I’ve been injured as the result of faulty gardening equipment, how long do I have to claim?

    An injury as the result of faulty gardening equipment comes under the area of personal injury compensation.  A potential claimant will usually have three years from the date of the injury, or in some cases the date of diagnosis of the injury, to pursue a claim for compensation.

    Will I have to go to court if I pursue a claim for compensation?

    With Accident Advice Helpline, the vast majority of claims are, in fact, settled out of court. This means that many our clients will not have to set foot in a courtroom. This has many advantages for a potential claimant. Firstly, if a claim is to be settled outside of court it means that the claimant will not have to relive the trauma of their injuries, which can be extremely upsetting. Secondly, this helps to make the claim process as transparent and efficient as possible, as settlements made outside of court will mean that an agreement is reached by the two parties as quickly as is possible.

    Why choose Accident Advice Helpline?

    Accident Advice Helpline boasts over 15 years’ experience in all areas of personal injury compensation in areas such as slips, trips and falls. We handle claims from accidents at work to defective product claims. Our expert legal team operates right across the UK. All our claims are made on a 100% no-win-no-fee* basis, meaning you will not be out of pocket in the unfortunate case that your claim for compensation is unsuccessful. Contact us today on 0800 689 0500 and a friendly, professional adviser will be waiting to take your call. You will be under no obligation to proceed with any claims for compensation that may be discussed over the phone.

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    Date Published: February 27, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.