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Gardener Injured At Work

Gardener injured at work


Duncan Lewis Personal Injury Solicitors for Gardeners injured at Work


No Win No Fee Claims for Gardeners Injured at Work


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.


Accidents and injuries professional gardeners can claim for


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:


  • Falls from height (ladders, trees, roofs)
  • Faulty goods accidents (failures in safety equipment, machinery)
  • Machinery accidents (manual/electric saws, shears, garden forks)
  • Rashes, skin conditions (contact with chemicals and fertilisers)
  • Slips and trips (slippery and broken paving stones and steps)
  • Vehicle accidents (ride-on mowers, fork lifts).
  • 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:

  • Amputation
  • Brain injury
  • Concussion
  • Contact injuries (exposure to irritants)
  • Crush injuries
  • Fractures
  • Head injury
  • Knee and joint injuries
  • Lacerations
  • Muscle damage
  • Neck and shoulder injury
  • Repetitive strain injury (RSI)
  • Sepsis/Hep A
  • Spinal and back injuries
  • Whiplash injuries.


How long do gardeners injured at work have to claim?


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.


How much compensation can a Gardener injured at Work claim?


Compensation for Gardeners injured at Work includes:


  • General Damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity
    The exact amount will be assessed according to the extent of injury, estimated recovery time and rehabilitation needed – and whether further medical treatment or even lifelong care is needed.
  • Special Damages to cover medical fees and out-of-pocket expenses
    Expenses might include physiotherapy, loss of earnings, travel expenses to hospital or damage to personal items. In more serious cases, ongoing care, loss of future salary and pension or adaptations to your home would be included.


Who pays compensation to gardeners injured at work?


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.


Will I have to go to court to claim compensation?


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.


Why Duncan Lewis is the best solicitor for Gardeners Injured at Work Claims


  • Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors understand just how traumatic and upsetting accidents and injury at work can be – we believe in putting you first to obtain the best results for you
  • Duncan Lewis is one of the leading firms of Personal Injury and Legal Aid solicitors in the UK
  • Our initial advice on making a claim for gardening accident or injury at work compensation is free
  • Duncan Lewis accepts accident and injury at work claims from gardeners on a no win no fee basis, so you will not have to worry about legal fees
  • We will visit you at home if you are recovering from serious injuries sustained in a gardening accident at work – and can arrange expert medical opinions to help back up your claim
  • Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors will make sure you understand every stage of your gardener’s work injury claim
  • We will handle negotiations for you, so you do not have to worry while you are recovering from your injuries.


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.

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