Residents sometimes use a law firm in Rochford to help them with the launching of injury claims when they have suffered an injury through no fault of their own while doing some gardening. We English do love our gardens, but that love can sometimes lead to our spending time in an accident and emergency department of the nearest hospital, needing treatment for a substantial injury.
The national pass-time
Gardening is something of a national pastime; indeed, it’s almost something of a national sport too, because it’s helps to keep us fit and healthy. But keeping healthy and avoiding injury is important, so here are a few tips that will hopefully help to keep you out of hospital.
Just like when you go to the gym to work out, you are advised to do some warm up exercises, to loosen your muscles and increase your metabolic rate; the same is true of garden. Before you actually undertake any physical tasks in the garden, it’s a good idea to go for a brief 10 to 15 minute walk and warm yourself up ready for action.
You’ll spend a fair bit of time on your knees, so using knee pads can help to lessen the strain, as can using a low bench or chair when weeding the borders. Don’t stay in any one position for too long. Every five minutes or so, get up and stretch, and when you’re shovelling dirt or grass aside, don’t twist your back. Move your feet instead.
Look after your hands
When you’re dealing with soil, it’s always a good idea to protect your hands. You’d be surprised how easily small organisms in the soil can get into any open wounds and cause a serious infection. Wearing protective gloves is a must.
Doing it in moderation
Don’t overdo it. It’s very tempting once you get into the mood, to go for broke. But doing too much is a sure path to injury, so limit yourself to spells of no more than about 30 to 45 minutes at a time. One good tip is to use rechargeable gardening tools which will only last for about 45 minutes before they run out of charge.
Launching a gardening injury claim via a law firm in Rochford
If you do you suffer an injury, that can for example be blamed on the manufacture of a faulty gardening tool, you can use a law firm in Rochford to launch a personal injury claim; but be mindful to keep the tool for subsequent inspection.
Reaping the benefits of working with AAH
Gardening injuries are one of our specialities here at Accident Advice Helpline. We help people all over the UK, who by using us benefit from:
- Our no win no fee service, as recommended by Esther Rantzen
- Free use of our 30 second, online, HOW MUCH calculator
- Our industry leading customer support service
- Use of our free 24/7 helpline – 0800 180 4123 from landlines – 0333 500 0992 from mobiles.
Date Published: 30th July 2014