Whether working in public places or private, working as a gardener seems like one of the safest jobs someone could have, and yet, it is still full of hazards. From dangerous refuse to hazardous machinery, accidents happen and, when they are not your fault, you deserve to make compensation claims in Buckinghamshire for the money and damages you are due.
Common accidents and injuries
Working in places that are open to the general public, and on private property, there are many dangers all around that could cause serious injuries. These can be:
- Dangerous Machinery. Using machines such as lawnmowers and trimmers may not seem very dangerous but, if these are used improperly, are not maintained, or malfunction, then injuries could result. These could be minor injuries, such as lacerations, to trauma amputations of digits. As well, vibrating machinery used long term could cause afflictions such as Vibration White Finger, or noisy machinery could cause cases of industrial deafness.
- Needlestick Injuries – These are cased by the improper disposal of dangerous and sharp objects, such as needles or syringes which could be found when digging through soil or removing refuse. Though the initial injury may seem minor, it could cause blood born viruses or other infections.
- Chemicals – Some hazardous chemicals are used in the normal work performed by gardeners and groundsmen, but prolonged exposure, or the lack of the correct personal protective equipment, could cause serious injuries. From occupational asthma to dermatitis, life changing afflictions could be the result.
- Manual Handling – Lifting heavy objects, such as bags of soil and planters, could cause strain injuries to the back, shoulders, arms or legs. Proper training is usually required to do work like this correctly and with minimal risk of injury.
No matter what the cause or the injury, minor or serious, you have the right to make compensation claims in Buckinghamshire if the accident wasn’t your fault. Your employer has a responsibility to keep you safe wherever you work and, if this hasn’t been the case, our team of in house solicitors are here to help.
How compensation claims in Buckinghamshire can help
By making compensation claims Buckinghamshire, not only will our in house solicitors work for you in order to help you get the compensation you deserve, but we hope to make your employer and others more aware of safety in the workplace. All you have to do to help make this happen, as long as the accident wasn’t your fault, is contact our Accident Advice Helpline directly, and take our 30 second test, to see if your claim is eligible and just how much compensation you might be able to get.
Remember, it’s a ‘no win, no fee’ compensation claim, so there is no downside to giving it a go, and everything to gain. Call free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 3rd December 2014
Author: David Brown