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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

    Making your garden safer: Keeping tools out of children’s reach


    Gardening can be a rewarding and pleasurable hobby and can be enjoyed by all ages if you are green fingered. However, there are many gardening tools which cannot and should not be used by children as they can cause painful injuries, often much worse than a simple slip, trip or fall.

    What type of tools should be kept out of children’s way to avoid injuries such as slips, trips or falls?

    The main tools which should definitely be kept out of children’s reach are anything with a blade; this includes secateurs, shears and any type of hedge cutter, electric, petrol or manual. These types of tools could cause a nasty cut or if a child was running about could cause a worse injury if they were to have a slip, trip or fall onto them.

    How to avoid your child having a slip, trip or fall?

    The most important thing to do to avoid your child sustaining a nasty slip, trip or fall injury on one of your gardening tools or worse is to always keep them where they cannot get to them. This could be on a high shelf, hung up on the wall but high enough so they can’t grab them, or it could be in a locked shed. If you are gardening whilst the children are around make sure you are always aware of where the tools are and only get the ones you need out. If you child has a slip, trip or fall they could injure themselves quite badly.

    If you make sure these tools and any others that are sharp or have a points such as a gardening fork are kept out children’s reach at all times you will greatly reduce the chance of them having a nasty slip, trip or fall in the garden.

    If you have had a slip, trip or fall within the last three years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm which specialises in personal injury claims such as slips, trips or falls. With years of experience they are able to make the process as simple and stress free as possible. In fact, most clients are able to settle their claims without stepping foot in court.

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    Date Published: July 8, 2014

    Author: Accident Advice

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