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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."

    Esther Rantzen

    Compensation for gardening equipment injuries

    As a gardener, you’ll find yourself working with a wide range of equipment on a daily basis, from a lawnmower to a leaf blower, hedge trimmer, power tools and equipment such as spades and scythes.

    Gardening equipment injuries have the potential to be very serious, even life-changing, so it is important that you ensure you have received proper training before commencing work, whether you are a self-employed contractor or an employee.

    Accident Advice Helpline could help you make a personal injury claim for gardening equipment injuries if somebody else is to blame for your accident. Why not take the 30-second test on our website and you can see how much compensation you could be entitled to if your claim is successful?

    Not just power tools

    It’s not just the obvious things like power tools that can cause gardening equipment injuries. Gardeners work with a range of hazardous chemicals too and many products commonly used in gardens, such as fertilisers, can give off toxic gases if mixed in the wrong quantities or even cause chemical burns if they come into contact with wet skin. It’s important that risk assessments are carried out when working with chemicals and that any containers are properly labelled with safety warnings, to reduce the risk of accidents occurring.

    Other gardening equipment injuries could include hearing loss caused by working with noisy power tools or lawnmowers – anything that generates noise higher than 80dBA will require you to wear hearing protection, which your employer must provide. If they fail to do so and you suffer hearing loss, you could claim personal injury compensation.

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    Lacerations are a common injury sustained by gardeners who are often working with sharp equipment and tools, and in the case of serious cuts, stitches or surgery may be needed – amputation may even be required if your fingers or hand is seriously injured.

    Don’t miss out

    Because gardening is a physical job, any serious injuries could result in you being unable to return to work – or the loss of your business if you are self-employed. We’ll take this into account when working out your personal injury settlement, so you’ll be compensated for your financial losses as well as your pain and suffering.

    You can trust Accident Advice Helpline with your claim – we have 15 years’ specialist experience and our expert personal injury lawyers provide a 100% no win, no fee* service. So call us today on 0800 689 0500 and find out if you could make a claim.

    Date Published: September 1, 2015

    Author: Paula Beaton

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.