If you work as a gardener, you’re at risk of lawnmower injuries, but luckily you can reduce your risk of being involved in an accident by paying attention to health and safety. Whether you operate a ride-on petrol mower or an electric push mower, the sharp blades on lawnmowers have the potential to cause serious injury, if you come into contact with them.
It may be that you have suffered lawnmower injuries at work due to your employer’s negligent approach to health and safety, and if this is the case, there is something you can do about it.
Provided it has been three years or less since your accident, you can call Accident Advice Helpline to see if you’re eligible to make a personal injury claim. We specialise in personal injury law and have 15 years’ experience helping people from all walks of life claim the compensation they deserve.
What injuries could a lawnmower cause?
Lawnmowers, operated safely, are not likely to cause serious injuries – it’s only when something goes wrong and you come into contact with the rotating blades that you are at risk of lawnmower injuries. Imagine your employer has given you a faulty lawnmower to work with that keeps jamming.
If they haven’t provided you with safety training, you might forget to turn the lawnmower off at the mains before you start to poke around in the sharp blades with a stick (or even worse, a finger) to dislodge whatever is jamming the mechanism. This could lead to the loss of a finger or hand or severe lacerations that need stitches and cause scarring.
If you’re operating a ride-on mower without proper training, you could be thrown off and injured when the mower hits you or runs over you, causing lacerations, head injuries, crush injuries or even a fatality.
Returning to work
In the case of serious injuries that have led to the amputation of a limb or perhaps the loss of use of your hands, you may be unable to return to your work as a gardener. Not only could this leave you depressed and anxious, it will also affect your family financially. That’s why you should make a claim for personal injury compensation with Accident Advice Helpline.
If your claim is successful you could be awarded a settlement that helps ease financial pressure on your family and lets you get on with life after your accident. You can call our freephone 24/7 helpline at any time for confidential advice on 0800 689 0500. Our expert personal injury advisors are waiting to take your call.
Date Published: September 1, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton