If you are wondering, ‘Can I claim for an accident as a landscaper?’ the best way to find out is to call the personal injury experts at Accident Advice Helpline. We have been working since 2000 to help people like you claim the compensation they deserve.
Whatever your injury we can help
Landscaping can be a risky profession. You may need to work in all weather conditions, sometimes using machinery and chemicals, where there are risks of a variety of injuries.
A fall from a ladder could result in a broken bone or even a life-changing brain or spinal injury. The machinery can cause a range of injuries including lacerations and amputations, while chemicals might cause illnesses, skin irritations and even problems with your vision.
Whatever your injury, if it was caused by the negligence of others we can help you make a personal injury claim.
Some accidents are just that – accidents. No one is to blame. However, often accidents are avoidable. If you work for a landscaping firm your employer has a responsibility to make sure that your work can be carried out as safely as possible.
They should provide the correct machinery for the task and it should be in good working order. The operator should have the correct training to work the machinery and the weather conditions should be safe to work in. The correct number of workers should also be employed to ensure that the task can be carried out safely.
Some machinery and chemicals will require the use of protective gear, such as helmets, gloves, goggles and ear protectors. The protective gear should be correct for the task and it should be sufficient to protect everyone involved in the task.
If your working conditions do not meet required safety standards your employer may be considered negligent.
After the accident
If you have had an accident as a landscaper you should seek immediate medical attention. Hopefully you will quickly recover, but if you do need to make a personal injury claim it is important to have medical documentation recording your injuries.
As soon as you feel able, record all the details of the accident and ask any witnesses to do the same. Make sure you know their names and contact details in case your solicitor needs to get in touch.
Call Accident Advice Helpline as soon as you can as claims must be made within three years of the landscaping accident. Our friendly advisers will listen to all the details of your accident and will be able to confirm if you are eligible for compensation.
Date Published: December 13, 2014