As one of the UK’s leading law firms when it comes to all areas of personal injury compensation, Accident Advice Helpline has encountered claims from a wide variety of businesses and economic sectors. As part of our service, we publish these handy blog articles to show our potential clients, the kinds of accidents for which they could pursue a claim for compensation. In this article, we’ll consider what garden centre owners are liable for.
Slips, trips and falls
A slip, trip or fall can occur at almost any time in almost any place but some places may be more liable to a slip or trip than others. Garden centres often use hoses and sprinkler systems in order to maintain their produce. This can leave the ground wet and, in conjunction with a surface contaminated with soil or fertiliser, can increase the risk of slipping or tripping.
Some people may be allergic to different types of plants and garden centre owners have a responsibility to provide accurate information regarding the various types of plants that they sell. Although it is impossible to eliminate all instances of suffering an allergic reaction in a garden centre, reasonable care should be taken in order to avoid coming into contact with plants that you may be allergic to, i.e. correct labelling of the various species of plant.
Accidents involving gardening tools
Garden centres use various pieces of machinery and tools in order to maintain their premises. This may include the use of a forklift in order to move heavy garden ornaments and pallets of fertiliser. If a forklift accident were to occur as the result of negligence, then the garden centre owner would also be liable in the event that a claim for compensation is made.
Accident at a garden centre?
If you’ve suffered a slip, trip or fall at a garden centre within the last three years and you weren’t to blame, you could be entitled to pursue a 100 per cent no-win no-fee* trip or slip claim for compensation. Slipping, tripping or falling can result in serious injury that can render you unable to work.
This can incur severe financial difficulties so it’s vital to get the compensation you deserve. Contact Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 to get more information.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice