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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."

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    Building a wendy house in the back garden


    In the UK, permission is required when building a wendy house anywhere nearer the public pavement or road than your original home. With that considered, it is typically best to opt for building a wendy house in the back garden, and ensuring that it does not cause any obstruction for neighbours.

    Depending on your plans for building a wendy house, it may be that you require planning permission to put your plans into action.

    With all the legalities out of the way, it is important to remember that building a wendy house is an extremely physically demanding task. Alongside the typical DIY slips, trips and falls, you can incur myriad other injuries of varying severity.

    The risks of building a wendy house

    Common injuries when building a wendy house include those sustained through tool-related accidents. Lacerations, and even amputations, from working with saws is seen frequently. Bruising, broken bones from hammers, and nails impaled into the fingers and hand, are other typical injuries.

    When building a wendy house at height, slips and falls can also present a severe risk. Depending on the grounding and the nature of the fall from height, head injuries, fractures and even fatalities can occur.

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    Claiming compensation for building accidents

    If you have been involved in an accident when building a wendy house through no fault of your own, and you believe a third party is to blame, you may be able to claim compensation for the harm and distress you have experienced.

    Perhaps your injury was due to faulty ladders or malfunctioning tools? Whatever your individual circumstance, at Accident Advice Helpline we offer a free initial consultation to all victims of personal injury compensation.

    During this initial consultation, we aim to uncover the fundamentals of your case. This enables us to determine both where liability is likely to lie, and your eligibility to claim.

    Should we mutually decide to move forward with your claim, you can recuperate at home with the peace of mind that our specialist solicitors operate on a 100 per cent no-win, no-fee basis.

    Getting in touch with us

    For more information, and to receive your free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today. Our lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience.

    Speak with us on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.

    Date Published: August 1, 2016

    Author: SM Content

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