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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

    Why you should never cut trees down in the garden alone

    It’s warm and bright outside, and for many of us, it’s a perfect time to get out into the garden and start prepping for the summer. Most of us love to spend as much time as possible in the garden when the weather is playing ball. If you fancy yourself as a bit of a green-fingered maestro, you may be thinking about saving time and money by sprucing up the garden yourself. Gardening can be an incredibly relaxing and enjoyable pastime, but there are certain jobs that you should avoid. You should never cut trees down in the garden alone, for example.

    Why you should never cut trees down in the garden alone

    If you’ve got a tree that’s grown out of control or there are a few branches blocking the light in your living room or kitchen, you may be tempted to try and hack down the offending tree yourself. The problem is that cutting down trees, even if you only want to get rid of a few stray branches, can be very dangerous. Tree surgeons have experience and expertise, and they are trained to use machinery, which makes the job a lot faster and easier.

    As an amateur, you don’t have the benefit of expertise, and you may not have the right equipment, and this is why you should never cut trees down in the garden alone. You could fall when cutting a tree down or you may get injured when using tools such as saws or chainsaws. If you’re on your own, it may be a long time until you get the help you need.

    If you do want to trim the trees back or cut a tree down, search for local tree surgeons and get some quotes. It’s better to pay for an expert to do it than attempt the job yourself and end up nursing injuries all summer.

    Have you been injured in the garden?

    If you’ve been injured in the garden, you may be eligible for garden accident compensation. If you sustained injuries as a result of using faulty garden equipment or poor tree surgery, you may be able to make a garden accident claim. Call Accident Advice Helpline, and we’ll do everything we can to make your no-win, no-fee* claim a success. Our lines are open 24/7 on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.

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    Date Published: May 6, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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