Call Accident Advice Helpline at any time if you are in need of expert falling tree branch injury advice and information on making a personal injury claim. You may be entitled to compensation – find out now.
Depending on the size of the branch and where it lands, a falling tree branch can have very serious consequences. It could result in a broken or crushed limb. If it strikes your head or spine you could face long-term or even permanent damage. A branch that hits a car can cause a crash while broken glass may result in severe lacerations and eye injuries. On some occasions a falling tree branch may cause fatalities.
Is anyone negligent?
Trees may be the responsibility of private owners, local authorities or park management. For them to be considered negligent it is necessary to prove that the branch may have been expected to fall and that no reasonable steps were taken to prevent this.
Trees should be inspected annually and any unstable branches removed. If regular inspections have not been carried out or if recommended work was not completed then the person responsible for the tree may be considered negligent.
Some tips for coping in the aftermath of an accident
- Do get medical attention immediately
- Do follow medical advice
- Do talk about your accident with friends and family
- Do get plenty of rest
- Do accept any help offered
- Don’t try to do too much too soon
- Don’t bottle up your emotions
- Don’t worry about the financial pressure – remember, we may be able to help you claim back the costs of your accident
Proceeding with a claim
As soon as you confirm that you are ready to proceed with a claim we will assign you one of our expert solicitors who will be committed to successfully settling your case. Our aim is always to gain our clients the maximum compensation with a minimum of fuss. We are certain that if you do proceed you will be pleasantly surprised by how uncomplicated the process can be.
Getting the best falling tree branch injury advice
We understand that you may still be feeling fragile and that talking about your accident may be hard. Our advisors will always listen sympathetically to the details of your accident and will be happy to give you the advice you need. By calling us for falling tree branch injury advice you will not be under pressure any start a claim if that doesn’t seem like the right action for you.
If you need to make a personal injury claim you must start the process within three years of your accident. To get the best falling tree branch injury advice or to start a personal injury claim call Accident Advice Helpline as soon as you feel able. Our helpline is available and can be called on 0800 689 0500 from your landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.This could be the first step towards getting you the compensation you deserve.