Garden centres can be hugely inspiring, especially if you love gardening and you need some ideas to help turn your outdoor space into something more appealing. With water features, planters, seeds and much more besides, it’s easy to see why this is usually an appealing trip to make. Unless, of course, you’ve tripped on a garden centre hazard, in which case you will realise there could be another side to such a visit.
Hazards can pop up in all kinds of situations, and sometimes they are easier to see than others. Yet while you might be able to avoid some potential hazards, this isn’t always the case. Garden centre hazards might include hoses left out in walkways, steps that are hard to see and not marked in any way, trays of plants left poking out underneath shelving, and many other things as well.
How could you be injured because of a trip?
Accidents happen to us all at various times. Most of them are embarrassing and nothing more, and don’t actually cause us any injury. Yet that isn’t always true. A lot depends on the nature of the hazard you have encountered, but in some cases, you could cause serious damage to your foot if you ended up kicking the hazard because you didn’t see it.
Imagine if you tripped over a few odd bricks left lying around after a display for a pond surround had been completed. You might get away without injury if you’re wearing enclosed shoes, but it wouldn’t be likely if you were in sandals. Broken toes, bruising and even other injuries if you end up falling over could all be potential outcomes here.
What should you do next?
After reporting that you’ve tripped on a garden centre hazard and seeking some medical advice and treatment, give us a call here at Accident Advice Helpline. We have years of experience in dealing with all kinds of claims related to slips, trips and falls.
We’ve made it easy for you to call too, since we offer a free enquiry phone line on 0800 689 0500. You’ll soon be glad you called, because we may be able to offer the chance to make a claim on a no win, no fee basis. You don’t have to worry about solicitors’ fees, since none will be payable if you should lose your claim.
Date Published: June 19, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead