Trees have a habit of getting quite unruly from time to time if the proper steps aren’t taken to keep them in check. If you work as a gardener or tree surgeon you will no doubt have seen numerous trees that could do with trimming or pruning to some extent.
Tree surgeons should be trained to be able to work with a number of tools to make their job easier. For example, a chainsaw is ideal for lopping off large branches and even for chopping down entire trees. However, great care should be taken when this and other equipment is used, because if negligence comes to the fore one or more people could end up suffering grave injuries.
How dangerous is tree pruning?
If it is done properly by an expert in the field, there is little danger involved at all. A risk assessment can identify potential threats and dangers and these can then be assessed and handled prior to the work beginning. However, if no training is given, or someone is handed a chainsaw to use with no idea of how to use it safely, or it has not been maintained, there is a greater chance of something going wrong.
Since you are reading this you may already have suffered an injury while working as a tree pruner or tree surgeon. As you may know, the injuries can be severe, with the potential to lose a limb more than likely if the accident is a serious one. Things can go wrong very quickly indeed, which is why it is imperative you are trained and have supervision if you are learning how to work in this job.
Could Accident Advice Helpline help you claim tree pruner injury compensation?
If you are wondering if tree pruner injury compensation might be possible to claim in your case, the best bet is to contact us at Accident Advice Helpline for more information. This is easy because we have a free enquiry line you can call at any time of the day or night. The number is 0800 689 0500 and once you get in touch we can listen to what happened and determine the likelihood of making a successful claim.
Call us now on that number and you could soon be talking with a professional injury compensation lawyer. We are here to support you if we possibly can.
Date Published: October 25, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Working with tools injury