A good pair of secateurs are very handy to have around when you are working in the garden. They are essentially a set of clippers used for pruning, and they have the advantage that they can be used in one hand instead of two. This means you can reach out and hold a stem in place while you trim it with the secateurs.
They should be kept nice and sharp if they are to give you many years of good use. This holds true regardless of whether you use them in your own garden or whether you are a gardener employed to maintain other people’s gardens.
Are secateurs safe?
With the title of this article, you might wonder whether secateurs are safe to use. The good news is they generally are. However secateurs injury compensation has sometimes resulted from accidents that have occurred while people were gardening.
For this to be a possibility, you must prove that someone was negligent in some manner. For example, perhaps you bought a new pair of secateurs and were injured while using them for the first time. If so, you might be able to prove they were not manufactured correctly and therefore the manufacturer was negligent. Alternatively if your employer provided you with the secateurs to use, they have a duty of care to ensure they are always maintained and checked for damage. If you were injured while using them in a responsible manner, your employer might be found to be negligent if they didn’t take enough care.
How can you find out whether secateurs injury compensation could be payable?
It makes sense to get some answers, and since it costs nothing to call Accident Advice Helpline in the first place, getting those answers could be easier than you might think. Call us on 0800 689 0500 to see where that call leads. You might be able to have your case taken on by one of our lawyers, who might offer their services on a no win, no fee** basis.
This means there is no risk to you for taking on such a claim. You can receive no-obligation advice to start with and if your claim doesn’t succeed you can walk away with no costs to pay. Doesn’t it make sense to find out if you are entitled to compensation for an injury you suffered while using secateurs?
Date Published: October 25, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Working with tools injury