All jobs carry different types of risk of accidents at work, some more than others. One such job where work injuries can and are incurred is tree surgeon.
What types of accidents at work do tree surgeons have?
The main job of a tree surgeon is to assess trees to ensure that they are healthy and if they are showing any sign of rot or other diseases they may request for this tree to be trimmed or even cut down if the damage is irreparable. As they are around damaged trees one of the more common types of work injuries whilst carrying out this job are injuries caused by falling branches or trunks. These can cause considerable work injuries especially when the whole tree is coming down.
Another common work injury which can potentially be sustained on the job are falls, mainly from ladders. During their role, tree surgeons will be required to go up ladders to inspect higher up the trees so if the ladder is not secured properly or the surgeon slips the work injury can be a serious one, especially if they are high up.
How to avoid a work injury within the tree surgeon trade
There are several things you can do to avoid a work injury if you are a tree surgeon. The first one is to ensure you are wearing appropriate clothing at all times. This means that if trees are being felled, or even trimmed, a hard hat should be worn in case of debris.
Also, if you have to go up a ladder make sure it is fully secured before ascending to help prevent a work injury. Whilst up the ladder, stay focussed on the job and do not let your attention wander as this is when accidents at work occur.
Unfortunately, accidents at work can and do occur. If you have been involved in an accident at work within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim.
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in such cases as accidents at work. With years of experience we will make the claims process as simple and stress-free as possible.
To find out more about making a work injury claim speak to Accident Advice Helpline via our 24-hour free phone on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice