A tree surgeon is a specialist job. They are employed to diagnose what is wrong with a tree and whether it needs to be trimmed back or chopped down completely. However, like all jobs there are certain dangers which tree surgeons need to be aware of whilst carrying out their job. The highest risks in this role are slips, trips and falls.
Why are slips, trips and falls more common for a tree surgeon?
Much of this job involves being up trees and some can be very tall. This means that there are always risks of sustaining a fall injury.
As well as this, the job often involves powerful tools such as chainsaws. These can often be quite heavy and if it is a wired one can quite easily cause a trip injury for the tree surgeon or someone walking past.
How to help prevent any of these dangers
The most important thing to remember in order to prevent such injuries as slips, trips and falls is to always pay attention to the task at hand and never get distracted. This means that you should always be focussed on what you are doing and make sure you are aware of who and what is around you to avoid a slip, trip or fall.
If you are more aware of your surroundings you will be able to pre-empt any potential hazards as well as people approaching thus you can prevent a fall injury and potentially other injuries sustained by passers-by.
If you have had a slip, trip or fall within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim. Accident Advice Helpline specialises in such accident claims as slips, trips and falls. With years of experience our expert team of lawyers will make the claims process as simple and stress free as possible. In fact, many clients are able to settle their fall injury claim amongst many others without even stepping foot in a court room.
To find out if you could make a slip, trip or fall claim speak to Accident Advice Helpline on the 24-hour free call 0800 689 0500. Alternatively take the simple 30-second compensation calculator online to find out how much your trip claim could potentially be worth.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice