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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

    The garden centre: Riddled with potential accident hazards

    The garden centre: Riddled with potential accident hazards

    Anyone with the slightest of green fingers will have most likely visited a garden centre at some time. Whether it is to buy some soil for your pots, more seeds for the garden, or a new watering can. However, what you may not have considered is the amount of accident claims waiting to happen in a garden centre. One of the most obvious claims is a slip, trip or fall claim.

    What could cause a slip, trip or fall claim in a garden centre?

    There are so many different aspects of a garden centre which could cause a slip, trip or fall injury claim. There are often pots on the floor for sale, these may be empty or they could be full of flowers, crops or herbs. If you aren’t looking where you are going these could easily cause an injury claim. Also, in the greenhouses where they store their plants for sale they are always having to water them, and this means that sometimes you will see the hose running across the floor going into some pots. Yet again, another slip, trip or fall hazard waiting to happen to someone who isn’t watching where they are walking.

    How can I prevent a slip, trip or fall injury?

    The main thing to remember is always look where you are going when walking round a garden centre. Be aware of your surroundings and make sure you spot that hose on the floor or that spade that has fallen across the path, before you see it when it hits you or when you fall over it. If you look where you are walking this will greatly decrease the chance of having to make a slip, trip or fall injury claim.

    However, accidents do happen and if you do have a slip, trip or fall injury in a garden centre or anywhere else then you may be able to make a claim for compensation. Contact Accident Advice Helpline either on the phone or find out how much you could potentially claim by taking the easy 30-second compensation calculator test online. Accident Advice Helpline are a law firm whose aim is to help to make the process of claiming as calm and stress free as possible.

    Date Published: January 3, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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