If you are a tree surgeon working in Wychavon, and you are injured while carrying out your work, through no fault of your own, you can use the no win no fee injury claim process that we offer here at Accident Advice Helpline, to seek compensation for your injury by launching a claim with workplace injury specialists in Wychavon. As one of the country’s top and favourite injury claim solicitors, our services come highly recommended by the one and only Esther Rantzen.
Some occupations are more hazardous than others, and being a tree surgeon undoubtedly ranks up there with the most risky. But like anything else, if proper risk assessments are carried out before any work is undertaken; surgeons are fully trained and qualified; and appropriate PPE is issued and used, risks can be minimised.
Elevated platform not large enough
A tree surgeon working in Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, was recently injured when he fell out of the free 18 feet above the ground. He suffered a dislocated hip as a result. The injury came about because the tree surgeon was not able to use the elevated platform which was provided the task. The problem was that it was already occupied by five other workers. It meant that the injury victim had to use his own rope and tackle to climb the tree.
Personal fall protection gear could not prevent the accident
Although the tree surgeon correctly anchored his fall prevention gear to a part of the tree above the position where he was working, the section above him (where he had anchored his rope) fell at the same time as the section he was working on, resulting in him plunging 18 feet to the ground.
Risk assessment not thorough enough
A subsequent HSE (Health and Safety Executive) enquiry found that the elevated platform use for the operation was too small. It should have been large enough to accommodate all of six workers. The contractor responsible for the operation was found to have breached health and safety in the workplace regulations by not carrying out an appropriate risk assessment. The contractor was fined £2000 plus costs.
Get in touch with workplace injury specialists in Wychavon, Accident Advice Helpline
The types of injuries that a Wychavon tree surgeon can suffer are varied, both in nature and severity. To find out how much compensation you could be awarded for your particular, potential claim, you can use the thirty second test that can be found on Accident Advice Helpline’s website. It only requires about 30 seconds of your time.
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Date Published: 15th October 2014