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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 golf course maintenance injuries


    Most golf courses always look pristine, don’t they? Certainly, they do look appealing and ready to welcome numerous golfers onto the greens and fairways to see how good their golf swing is. However with this aside there are people in the background who are responsible for making sure the golf course is always kept in good condition. While you may not notice these people and the work they do, there is much to commend them for. Some of their work is done before the golf course even opens for business each day, for example, so they can often have a very early start.

    The good news is golf course maintenance injuries are very rarely likely to happen. However since these workers do use various pieces of equipment, not to mention working with chemicals from time to time, great care must be taken to keep them safe. The employer always has a distinct duty of care towards everyone who works for them (not to mention visitors as well of course). As such it is imperative that adequate training and risk assessments regularly take place to ensure everyone is safe from potential harm.

    What might go wrong on a golf course?

    Let’s imagine a piece of maintenance equipment hasn’t been serviced properly. In this case it may not work properly when used and it could potentially cause injury to the person using it. Employers also have a duty of care to ensure all workers know how to safely use chemicals when required. If this is not the case and proper training hasn’t been given, someone might potentially be in danger from using these chemicals. As you can see there are potential hazards present, and risk assessments can be used to minimise the danger that could otherwise be a problem.

    Make sure you get the advice you need following an accident at work

    No matter what has occurred, if you have suffered an accident and it took place within the last three years, you should call Accident Advice Helpline. Speak to a professional injury compensation lawyer today to find out where you stand. Call 0800 689 0500 now or take our 30-second online test if you wish to learn more. We can provide no-obligation advice to begin with, and we may be able to support a no win, no fee* claim as well if you have a strong case.

    Date Published: April 19, 2015

    Author: Rob Steen

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