With spring well underway, many homeowners and gardening enthusiasts are spending time outside. Whilst most homeowners will commit to cutting the grass a few times a year, more and more people are undertaking landscaping projects in their gardens and installing new features.
Whilst some gardeners prefer to grow fruit and vegetables, many enjoy planting shrubs and flowers. For the more adventurous, there are water features, decking and even summer houses which can be constructed in residential gardens.
Have you been hurt whilst working in the garden?
If you want to undertake a bigger project, you may need to ask for help from a professional. However, many homeowners decide to undertake the work themselves. Although the dangers of bigger projects are clear, even the simplest garden related task could put you at risk of injury.
Risk of injury
If, for example, you’re cutting the grass, the chances are that you will either use an electric mower or a ride-on petrol mower. Although they are used frequently, it’s important to take extra care when using either type of mower. As electric mowers have cords to connect them to the power, it’s extremely important not to ride over this whilst you’re cutting the grass as it could result in an electric shock. Similarly, you’ll want to ensure that you stay well away from the blades of the mower and the children aren’t around when you’re carrying out the work.
Although many of the injuries which occur when gardening will be simply accidents, in some instances, someone or something may have actually caused your injuries. If, for example, you purchase a new electrical tool for use in the garden, such as a strimmer or a leaf blower, and it has a fault, you could be hurt as a result.
If a product is faulty could you make a claim with expert injury solicitors in Wallington?
If you’re hurt because of a faulty item, there’s every chance that expert injury solicitors in Wallington could help you to make a claim for compensation. As manufacturers must take responsibility for their products, they are often held liable if a design or production fault renders them dangerous.
If you believe that you’ve been hurt because of a defective product, it’s important that you keep hold of the item as it may need to be independently tested to determine exactly what caused the issue. In addition to finding the cause of you injury, this could help the company to remove the fault from other items and help to protect other members of the public.
If you’re keen to make a claim with expert injury solicitors in Wallington, why not contact us to find out more about obtaining compensation for your injuries? Our personal injury team will be happy to help you to find out more about expert injury solicitors in Wallington and how they can help. Simply call Accident Advice Helpline at any time on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.
Date Published: 10th May 2014