If you are the victim of an accident or injury that relates to your work as a tree surgeon, it is important to seek the best possible tree surgeon injury advice. At Accident Advice Helpline, your recovery is our top priority, so our expert lawyers work on a ‘no win, no fee*’ basis. We are an established personal injury law firm with over 14 years of experience – you can trust our services.
Is Accident Advice Helpline right for me?
If you are looking for a personal injury specialist who will treat your case with the care and sensitivity that it deserves, you are in the right place. We do not believe in a ‘one size fits all policy’, and we do not look at claims in terms of their financial scope. In fact, we accept claims of all shapes and sizes – from the smallest trips and slips to the most serious of work related injuries.
What is a tree surgery injury?
There are many different injuries which can be sustained as a result of arboreal operations ‘gone wrong’, so to speak. The biggest hazard is the operation and handling of powerful chainsaws, and other cutting equipment, as well as special harnesses and climbing clips and clasps. In fact, the two most prominent risks associated with tree surgery are chainsaw lacerations and serious falls.
In this environment, dangerous equipment is the norm. This is why tree surgeons have to go through so much training in order to gain their qualifications. The chainsaw is a powerful, heavy-duty tool – it is not like a domestic machine, it’s a great deal stronger. If the correct safety regulations and emergency contingency plans are not put in place, workers are placed in a great deal of danger.
In most circumstances, it is the duty of the hiring company to make sure that hazardous areas are clearly signposted, and that suitable barriers are in place to protect both workers and pedestrians from falling debris and hazardous equipment. If a duty of care has been compromised you may be eligible for compensation.
Can I make a compensation claim?
If you would like to find out whether or not you are eligible to make a claim for compensation, against a negligent third party or organisation, call our free 24-hour helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone. You can also use this number if you are seeking tree surgery injury advice from qualified solicitors.
It makes sense to think that the stronger the case, the more likely you will receive a positive outcome. This is why clear colour photographs of relevant injuries, and the environment in which they were sustained, can play a vital role in convincing a claims court to back your appeal for financial remuneration. For example, if your accident was caused by a damaged piece of equipment (like a safety harness), you are much more likely to be compensated if you can provide clear evidence of the negligence.
Date Published: October 18, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Accident at work claim