If you have recently been injured, during your work as a qualified tree surgeon, you might find yourself asking ‘Can I claim for an injury as a tree surgeon?’ If this sounds like you, and you would like to get your life, and your recovery, back on track, pick up the phone and call Accident Advice Helpline.
How do I recognise the risks?
The biggest risks associated with tree surgery should be fairly obvious. In fact, the most pressing hazard has to be the operation and handling of chainsaws. They are noisy, unwieldy machines with a lot of power and a lot of potential for damage. The second biggest hazard is height, particularly for those tree surgeons working with harnesses and tree climbing equipment.
For those working as tree surgeons, safety is paramount – particularly when it comes to what is worn. On most sites, it is a legal requirement to wear specially designed safety boots, fluorescent clothing and a suitable hard hat. It is the duty of the site manager to provide you with these items. If he or she does not, and you suffer an injury, they may be held liable for the subsequent costs. The same rules apply when it comes to harnesses, security clips and clasps – they must be made available to you, and they must be well maintained.
How do I avoid the risks?
If you want to avoid a nasty tree surgery related accident or injury, you must be fully aware of the relevant safety protocols carried out on your site. You must wear the right equipment, attend all safety meetings and team inductions, and never take unnecessary risks, especially whilst operating sharp cutting equipment and tools.
If you are unlucky enough to have suffered an injury relating to work in this field, it is vital that you seek the best possible tree surgery injury advice. It may even be necessary to consult a psychiatrist for tree surgery injury counselling, particularly if your accident has left you with challenging emotional issues or phobias.
Who should I talk to?
At Accident Advice Helpline, our solicitors work on a no win, no fee* basis. This means that not only will we will deal with your case in a sensitive and caring manner, we will seek the highest possible amount of compensation and not ask you to pay any fees upfront. We do not believe that you should suffer, financially or physically, as a result of the negligence of a third party.
We aim to make sure that the negligent third party in question is never given the chance to shirk a vital duty of care again. After all, it isn’t just your own costs that you are fighting for, it is also important to make sure that nobody else gets hurt in the same way again.
If you can’t stop asking yourself ‘Can I claim for an injury as a tree surgeon?’ it is time to find out for sure. We operate a free 24-hour helpline, so you only have to pick up the phone and give us a call, on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: October 18, 2014
Author: David Brown