Duncan Lewis is a leading firm of personal injury and Legal Aid solicitors and can advise on how to make a no win no fee claim if you are a gardener injured at work in an accident which was the fault of an employer or other party.
Gardening can be hazardous work – not only because of the varied environments gardeners have to work in, but also because of seasonal conditions and tools and machinery involved.
Gardening work can range from tending a small private garden – to landscaping or estate management, employment at a garden centre or working in a local park.
Accidents gardeners can claim for include:
A gardener injured at work as a result of their employer not properly assessing tasks or because of faulty equipment can claim for injuries such as:
Claims for accidents and injury at work compensation fall under the area of law known as personal injury.
Personal injury claimants usually have three years from the date of the injury to make a claim for accident and injury at work compensation.
Claims can sometimes be made outside the three-year limitation period, however.
Because of the limitation period for personal injury claims, it is important to seek legal advice from Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors as soon as possible if you are a gardener injured at work in an accident caused by the negligence of your employer or other party.
Family members can call Duncan Lewis for advice on making a claim if a loved one has been injured as a gardener and is still recovering in hospital.
Compensation for Gardeners injured at Work includes:
Employers have a legal duty to ensure safe working practices – and should carry out regular health and safety checks to make sure work premises or sites are properly managed and maintained, equipment is fit for purpose – and staff are properly trained and supervised.
Employees must also follow good working practices and report any lapses in health and safety to employers or line managers.
However, it is your employer’s insurer who will settle any claim for a gardening work accident or injury – or the insurer of whoever is liable for the injury.
Many work injury claims for gardeners are settled out-of-court by insurers, so you do not have to worry that making a claim will cause problems for you when you return to your work as a gardener.
Your Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitor will keep you fully informed at all stages of the case.
Most claims for gardening accident and injury at work compensation are settled out-of-court – Duncan Lewis personal injury lawyers negotiate hard to get the best settlement for you.
But if a court hearing is necessary, Duncan Lewis instructs leading barristers who specialise in work accident and injury cases, to make sure you have the best legal representation possible.
Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors have a successful track record in accident and injury at work claims.
Contact Duncan Lewis for free advice on making a compensation claim for a gardening accident or work injury by calling 020 7923 4020.