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Tree Surgeon Injured At Work

Tree Surgeon injured at work


Duncan Lewis Solicitors for Tree Surgeon Work Injury Claims
No Win No Fee Claims for Tree Surgeons 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 personal injury claim for tree surgeons injured at work if an employer or other party is liable for the accident.


What sort of injuries can a Tree Surgeon injured at Work can claim for?


Tree surgeons and arborists face risk of injury as a result of working outdoors in all-weather conditions which may change quickly.


Tree surgeons also work at height using dangerous tools and machinery – and accidents involving electric chainsaws and grinders can be life changing.


Trainee tree surgeons must also have NPTC certification before being allowed by employers to work at height as a tree surgeon.


If an employer breaches health and safety guidelines or fails to carry out a risk assessment before a job begins, a tree surgeon injured at work as a result can make a claim for injuries which include:


  • Amputation
  • Brain injury
  • Concussion
  • Crush injuries
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Fractures
  • Head injury
  • Knee and joint injuries
  • Muscle damage
  • Neck and shoulder injury
  • Repetitive strain injury (RSI)
  • Spinal and back injuries.


Work accidents tree surgeons could claim for include:


  • Falls from height (from ladders or machinery)
  • Faulty goods accidents (safety equipment/garden machinery failures)
  • Machinery accidents (grinders, chainsaws)
  • Vehicle/Road traffic accidents (garden vehicles and mowers).
How long do Tree Surgeons injured at work have to make a 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 tree surgeon or arborist and have been injured in a work accident.


Family members can call Duncan Lewis for advice on making a claim if a loved one working as a tree surgeon has been injured and is still recovering in hospital.


How much compensation will I receive for Tree Surgeon work injuries?


Compensation for a Tree Surgeon 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 tree surgeons 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 accident or injury at work as a tree surgeon or arborist – or the insurer of whoever is liable for the injury, such as a motorist’s insurer if the motorist is liable for the accident.


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.


Many compensation claims for work accidents and injuries 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 accidents and injury claims, to make sure you have the best legal representation possible.


Why Duncan Lewis is the best solicitor for Tree Surgeons Work Injury 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 compensation claim for an accident or injury at work as a tree surgeon or arborist is free
  • Duncan Lewis accepts tree surgeon personal injury claims 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 an accident as a tree surgeon or arborist – 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 claim for injury as a tree surgeon
  • 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 tree surgeon personal injury claim by calling 020 7923 4020.

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