You don’t have to know a lot about chainsaws to know how potentially dangerous they can be if not used correctly. Regular maintenance, a good understanding of how to use them and protective equipment – these are all required if someone is to use one safely.
Few jobs require the use of chainsaws. However, if you work as a tree surgeon or you assist one in their daily work, you will almost certainly be familiar with them, even if you haven’t used them yet, or you don’t do so very often.
How many people are able to claim chainsaw injury compensation?
Chainsaw injury compensation could potentially be paid if someone has experienced injuries while using a chainsaw. However, there is more to it than that. You also have to determine how those injuries were caused. If someone was using a chainsaw without learning how to do so first, or they neglected to wear protective gear that was issued to them at work, this could be their fault.
If you work for someone that requires you to use a chainsaw (perhaps to lop branches off a tree for example), and they don’t provide training or protective gear to work with, they may be found negligent as your employer.
How serious can chainsaw injuries be?
When you realise how a chainsaw works, you will realise just how easy it is to sustain serious injuries in a matter of seconds. People have lost limbs and copious amounts of blood as a result of being in an accident with a chainsaw. This is why proper training and knowledge of how a chainsaw works is so important. Employers cannot and should not skimp on proper maintenance of chainsaws either, as this could potentially lead to a serious injury.
If you have been injured while using a chainsaw within the last three years, you will know just how upsetting and traumatic it can be. There can easily be mental injuries here as well as physical ones. As such it is important to see whether you could be entitled to compensation as a result of your accident.
Accident Advice Helpline can help steer you towards the answers you need at this stage. Call now on 0800 689 0500 and find out if you are entitled to claim anything after your accident. We can help so see if a no win, no fee* claim could work for you.
Date Published: October 25, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead