Mowing lawns is something you will be familiar with if you work as a gardener. However, there are occasions when you may have to tackle lawns that are very overgrown – so much so in fact you cannot get a mower near them. In this case you’ll have to rely on a grass strimmer to cut down the grass to a manageable level before you can mow it properly.
Grass strimmers can also be used to strim the edges of a lawn and tidy things up once it has been mowed. They can come in very useful therefore, and enable you to do a variety of tasks very easily indeed. If you work as a gardener your employer will provide you with a strimmer – and that strimmer should be safe to use at all times.
The need for regular maintenance
While you will take great care to use the strimmer properly and clean it up after use, your employer is ultimately responsible for making sure it is maintained in a proper manner. If they don’t do this and something goes wrong with it, you may have a chance to make a claim for compensation if you end up being injured.
The amount you might win in compensation would depend on the nature of the injuries you incurred. The more serious they are, the more likely it is any compensation potentially awarded would be higher in value. Each case is assessed on its own merits, but the most important thing to bear in mind at all times is the need to be able to prove negligence.
Can you prove your employer was negligent?
You may be uncertain as to whether this was the reason behind your accident. However, a professional injury compensation lawyer from Accident Advice Helpline may be able to consider whether you could claim grass strimmer injury compensation in this circumstance. Grass strimmer injury compensation will be dependent on assorted factors, as we have already discovered. The more help you get from Accident Advice Helpline, the better.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 to see if you could make a no win, no fee** claim. This means there is no cost to you if you don’t win. The sooner you call us the sooner you will know and understand where you are, so make that call here today to learn more about your situation.
Date Published: October 25, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead