Gardener accident claim

Gardeners, groundsmen and tree surgeons can work in many beautiful environments, but they also face many hazards, including: 

  • Dangerous machinery
    Power tools such as strimmers, mowers, hedge cutters, all have sharp blades and dangerous moving parts which can cause serious injuries including amputations.
  • Vibrating machinery
    Powerful tools can vibrate to levels which can cause injury such as vibration white finger or hand arm vibration syndrome.
  • Noisy machinery
    Exposure to dangerous levels of loud noise over a prolonged period can cause hearing difficulties such as noise induced deafness and tinnitus.
  • Dangerous tools
    Even the non power tools commonly used in the garden can be dangerous if used carelessly.
  • Heavy machinery
    Many power tools are heavy to wield over long periods and can cause strains and injuries to arms and shoulders.
  • Falls from height
    The use of ladders and step ladders, and obviously the risk to tree surgeons, can lead to nasty injuries.
  • Lifting and carrying leading to back injury
    A lot of equipment, plants and planters are heavy and require moving which can lead to back strains and injuries.
  • Slips and trips
  • Chemicals
    The chemicals used in pesticides, weed killers and cleaning products can all be hazardous to health.

An employer’s duty of care

Your employers should: 

  • Provide full training in safe manual handling techniques.
  • Avoid the use or exposure to chemical wherever possible in accordance with the COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations) wherever possible.
  • Provide PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) such as gloves, steel to capped boots, hard hats, face masks.
  • Train all employees in the safe use of power tools and other heavy machinery.
  • Provide hearing protection when necessary.

If you have been working as a gardener, a groundsman or a tree surgeon  and  you have had an accident at work which was someone else’s fault then you may be entitled to bring a personal injury claim.

 

Thank you again for everything, I am so happy that I can finally look towards the future and start drawing a line under the accident and putting it in the past where it belongs...I don't think I've felt this happy in ages, it's like a massive weight has been lifted from my shoulders just knowing that it's all done.

Miss M, London 

Get in touch

Please get in touch 0800 124 4845

Or we are happy to call you back at a time that suits you

Office open Mon - Fri: 08:30 - 18:00