Have you been hurt whilst working in your garden?
With spring fast approaching, many keen gardeners are already getting back out into their gardens to plant bulbs and seeds. Although some gardening work can be done throughout the winter months, many homeowners wait until early spring to undertake new activities in their garden.
In order to maintain a garden effectively, numerous different types of tools are required. In addition to using spades, forks and trowels, many people rely on electrical tools, such as lawnmowers and hedge trimmers.
Whilst these products are made for consumers and are aimed at amateur gardeners as well as those who are experienced, they can still be dangerous. Although many of the accidents which occur with these tools will be simple accidents caused by the owner, in some instances, the accident may actually be caused by someone or something else.
If, for example, you purchase an electrical gardening tool and a fault causes it to operate strangely, you could suffer an injury as a result. Whilst most of the types of tools are fitted with safety accessories, such as cut off valves and guards, if these fail to work or the design is defective in some way, the owner could get hurt.
When can I make a claim with a personal injury lawyer in Bardsley?
If you suffer an injury because of a faulty product, you could make a compensation claim with help from a personal injury lawyer in Bardsley, in just the same way you could if it was another person who was responsible for your injuries.
If it was a faulty product which caused your injuries, a personal injury lawyer in Bardsley will be able to help you to pursue the manufacturers or the shop which sold the item and they could be made to pay you compensation.
In order for a personal injury lawyer in Bardsley to help you make an effective claim, it’s important to keep as much evidence relating to the incident as possible. In addition to obtaining your medical records, you may want to keep the tool in question and you could even take photographs of it in case these need to be viewed at a later date.
Any evidence you can collate could be helpful for a personal injury lawyer in Bardsley when it comes to making your claim so do let your lawyer know what you’ve been able to store in terms of evidence.
If you’ve been hurt within the last three years and you think you might be eligible to make a compensation claim, why not contact us to find out more? We always offer free no obligation advice so it’s easy to find out more about the claims process when you need to. Just call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll do our very best to help with your compensation claim.
Date Published: 30th March 2014
Author: David Brown