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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

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    Claiming compensation for a falling branch injury

    Claiming compensation for a falling branch injury

    The local park often provides leisure to large numbers of people, particularly during the summer months. Kids can play in the play area while parents relax and soak up the sun, or those who are more active may take a cycle around the local park.

    Plenty of joggers and walkers can be spotted amidst the greenery and the park is often a great way to take in some scenery. People often attend outdoor events in their local park making it a very busy place to spend time.

    Although it is not a regular occurrence, injuries still have the potential to be sustained if the park is not regularly maintained. Be mindful of ponds which may have loose brickwork surrounding them or pavement which is uneven. It is also a good idea to do a quick check of the play area to ensure that your children do not stumble across a broken piece of equipment or dangerous items on the ground such as glass or needles.

    During windy weather, any loose branches on the trees may come away and fall. Although it is rare, it is a good idea to keep aware of your surroundings to ensure that you can duck out of the way if this should occur. If you are thinking of claiming compensation for a falling branch injury, you can contact Accident Advice Helpline for help.

    Staying safe at the park

    Although it is a little impractical to spend the day looking up at the trees, it may be advisable to speak with your local authority if you spot any dangerous hanging branches which could cause an injury. Similarly, you can contact them if you spot any poorly maintained areas such as the play area or the pond.

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    This could help to prevent an accident in the future. If you are thinking of claiming compensation for a falling branch injury, then you can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to discuss making a claim.

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    It is easy to contact Accident Advice Helpline; just pick up the phone and dial our 24-hour line. Our experts are on hand to give you sympathetic advice no matter how you sustained your injury.

    We can help you make a claim for compensation if your accident could have been prevented and was therefore caused by someone else’s negligence.

    Contact us today to see how we can help you.

    Date Published: November 13, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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