Gardening may be something you spend a lot of time doing when you reach a certain age, but when the sun is shining here in the UK, we all love to get stuck into mowing the lawn and doing a bit of weeding. If you’ve been injured by faulty garden equipment, you’ll know exactly how serious these types of injuries can be, and it could be that a manufacturing or design defect has directly caused your injuries. You could be eligible to claim personal injury compensation with Accident Advice Helpline, within three years of your accident.
What injuries could faulty gardening equipment cause?
Lawnmowers, leaf blowers, chainsaws – these types of garden equipment are used by many of us on a regular basis and they all have the potential to cause injuries if they are defective. Anybody who has been injured by faulty garden equipment may have suffered some of the following types of injuries:
- Electric shock from faulty electrical equipment such as chainsaws or lawnmowers
- Loss of limbs, fingers or toes
- Facial or eye injuries from flying parts
- Facial lacerations
- Head injuries
- Broken bones or crush injuries
The manufacturer could be held liable if a manufacturing or design defect has led the product to cause your accident and injuries. It might be that you’ve suffered a life-changing injury, such as the loss of a finger, or permanent loss of vision, and when you make a personal injury claim, this will be taken into account. If you’re unable to return to work for some time, or ever, then you’ll be able to claim compensation for your loss of earnings. You’ll also be able to claim for expenses, such as the cost of travel to medical appointments or any prescription costs for medication.
Why should you claim?
Huge companies manufacturing garden equipment have a duty of care to ensure that their products are safe for use. If you’ve purchased a product such as a lawnmower, you expect it to be safe to use, and if you’ve been injured by faulty garden equipment, the manufacturer deserves to be held responsible for your accident. You can call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you have a viable claim. Our team of personal injury advisors are on hand to answer any questions you have and offer confidential, no-obligation advice, so get in touch with us today.
Date Published: June 13, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton