If you need an accident solicitor in Kelso, you might have sustained an injury at work, or been involved in another type of accident that was not your fault. You might have been diagnosed with an occupational illness, in which case, you might also have grounds to make a personal injury compensation claim. In order to make a successful claim, you have to be able to prove that the accident or occupational illness was caused by negligence on the part of another person.
Accidents involving gardeners and groundsmen
Gardeners and groundsmen operate dangerous machinery in the course of their work as do tree surgeons. Often a groundsman or gardener will fell trees or lop off overhanging branches, without recourse to the services of a tree surgeon. They may also use high-powered machinery and will need to wear appropriate protective clothing for each type of work they do. They may need to work at heights (on a roof or up a tree) and need to have received the proper training for each job they are expected to carry out.
Some gardeners and groundsmen are expected to keep public places such as parks clean and may, in the course of their duties have to pick up syringes and sharps left by drug users. These pose serious health risks and should be picked up and disposed of carefully.
Gardeners and groundsmen also have to lift heavy objects and if not properly trained in how to avoid injuries while doing this, could develop back problems. They are also sometimes exposed to dangerous chemicals, perhaps while using pesticides and should be provided with the appropriate protective clothing for each job they do. It is then their responsibility to wear it.
Accident solicitor in Kelso
If you are seeking an accident solicitor in Kelso, because of an accident or illness that was caused by another person’s negligence, you will need to find one who specializes in making personal injury compensation claims for the type of illness or accident- related injury which you have. You may not find an accident solicitor in Kelso with this expertise. In such a case, you might want to contact Accident Advice Helpline, a legal firm which specializes in all types of personal injury compensation claim. We have a team of expert solicitors who operate all over the country.
You can visit Accident Advice Helpline to find out more information about making a claim. You have to file a compensation claim within three years of the date of your accident or of being diagnosed with an occupational illness. You can take the thirty second test on the site to discover how much compensation you might be awarded if your claim is successful. However this will only be an estimated figure. You can, if you wish, phone us for free legal advice on our freephone number: 0800 689 0500. Why not give us a call now (the lines are open 24/7) to discover what we might be able to do to help you?