Falling tree compensation claims

If you have suffered an injury as a result of being struck by a falling branch or tree, you may be able to receive compensation as a result of the accident.

Whether trees are on council-owned or privately-owned land, those who manage the property have a legal obligation to ensure that the trees are in good condition and pose no threat to any workers or passers-by.

A falling tree could cause serious issues if it landed on someone from a great height. If you were struck by a tree or branch, call YouClaim for free, impartial advice on whether you’re eligible to make a claim.

Who is liable for falling trees?

Although these kinds of accidents might seem unforeseen, risk assessments should be in place to predict any danger – where this has not been done and an accident has followed anyone affected may ask a solicitor to proceed with a claim.

Failing to carry out annual checks on trees adjacent to the public pathway, could pose a direct risk to the public.

Serious cases of tree accidents have included severe injuries which have often prevented people from returning to work or even requiring long-term care and support. The responsible party could include:

  • Management; the manager of a public park, private land or shared space may be liable for ensuring trees are safe and in good condition. If they’ve not upheld this responsibility and you were injured by a falling tree or branch, you may be entitled to claim.
  • Local authority; if the land is council owned the local government most likely has the responsibility of maintaining the trees for the safety of all residents. A claim against the local council would be made for any injuries to a passerby.
  • Employees; if a tree surgeon, or other worker, is maintaining the tree whilst you were injured it could be that they, or their employers, are liable for failing to maintain a safe environment and in such a case have failed to give adequate warning, use safety features or make passersby aware of the risks. 

Contact YouClaim today

If you have suffered an injury after being struck by a branch or tree you should contact YouClaim to discover whether you’re entitled to compensation. If so, we’ll provide guidance, support and professional opinion at every step of the way whilst we strive to achieve the optimum result for your circumstances.

YouClaim's specialist team of solicitors have a lot of experience when it comes to dealing with similar cases, including those that have come about as the result of being injured due to tree debris or falling branches.  

To enquire about a tree accident compensation claim, call us today on 0800 10 757 95 or fill out an online form.