If you have suffered an injury as a result of being struck by a falling branch or tree and the accident could have been avoided, you will be able to make a claim for compensation. At YouClaim, we’ll provide expert legal guidance, support and professional opinion every step of the way, striving to achieve the best possible result for you.
To speak to a solicitor about an incident involving a tree or branch, call us now on 0800 10 757 95, fill in our online enquiry form or chat to us directly using our e-chat function.
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Although these kinds of accidents may seem entirely accidental and difficult to foresee, risk assessments should be in place to predict any possible danger. Failure to carry out checks on trees near public paths could pose a risk to the public. Serious cases of accidents involving trees have resulted in severe injuries that have often prevented people from returning to work or even requiring long-term care and support.
If enough care has not been shown to prevent risks and an accident has followed, anyone affected can ask a solicitor to proceed with a claim.
Responsibility lies with different individuals and organisations depending on where the accident took place. If it happened in a public park, on private land or in a shared space, the manager may be liable for ensuring trees are safe and in good condition. If the land is council-owned, the local government most likely has the responsibility of maintaining the trees for the safety of all residents. If they’ve not upheld this responsibility and you were injured by a falling tree or branch, you will be entitled to make a claim.
If a tree surgeon or any other worker is maintaining the tree while you were injured, it could be that they, or their employers, are liable for failing to maintain a safe environment.
YouClaim’s specialist team of solicitors has many years of experience when it comes to dealing with cases involving falling trees and branches, so you can rest assured that your claim is in safe, reliable hands. We will act on your behalf to prove that negligence was the reason for your injury and secure the maximum amount of compensation you deserve.
Compensation can be used to cover the cost of lost earnings, medical expenses and rehabilitation, as well as the pain and suffering caused.
If you have been struck by a falling tree or branch, whether it was on council-owned or privately-owned land, and this was caused by somebody else’s negligence, you will be entitled to make a claim for compensation. Contact our solicitors to start your claim today. Call 0800 10 757 95, chat to us online or fill in our online enquiry form to let us know when we should get in touch with you.