If you’re involved in forestry and arboriculture, and you sustain an injury at work, looking for specialist injury claim solicitors in Long Crendon won’t get you very far. So, why not let your mouse do the walking? In other words, go online and search the web.
The hazards of the forestry and arboriculture industry
The forestry and arboriculture industry is one of the most hazardous industries in which to work. The hard, manual, physical nature of the work, and the fact that it often involves cutting down trees and/or removing large parts of trees, means that there is a very real risk of being struck by a falling object of some description, be it a tree or a tree part, and/or sustaining some sort of musculoskeletal injury.
The importance of having a trained first-aider close at hand
Forestry workers are subjected to a range of hazards during the execution of their daily tasks, so it’s very important there should always be a trained first-aider on hand to be able to help any casualties or treat any injuries sustained at the earliest opportunity.
Most forestry workers have to encompass a number of skills, which may include:
- Planting new trees, and cutting down and trimming trees with chainsaws;
- Maintaining the health of trees by spraying pesticides; and
- Patrolling given areas, both by quad bike and on foot.
Each one of these tasks has its own specific type of hazard. These are all tasks that require specially learnt skills in order to be able to carry them out in a safe manner, which is why training is such an important issue.
The specific dangers of chainsaws
Chainsaws in particular have the potential to cause really nasty injuries — injuries that can include amputations and death. The law says that all chainsaw operators have to have adequate training to use them in their particular line of work. Operators must also wear appropriate “chainsaw protective clothing” whenever they use a chainsaw.
There is a free leaflet entitled “Chainsaws at work” which can be ordered and downloaded from the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) website.
Solicitors in Long Crendon
If you’ve been injured in the workplace through no fault of your own, and you believe that your employer is to blame, then you may be able to claim compensation if you approach solicitors in Long Crendon. Accident Advice Helpline, will be pleased to help. With us, you will benefit from:
- Our no-win, no-fee service;
- Pre-validating/estimating your claim with our 30-second compensation calculator; and
- Our patron, Dame Esther Rantzen, who recommends our customer support.
We also have a helpline, which you can access from any landline by calling 0800 689 0500, or if using your mobile by calling 0333 500 0993. Call us today and tell us of your need for solicitors in Long Crendon and let us get started.
Date Published: 14th April 2014
Author: David Brown