I am wheelchair dependant and I have decided that I am capable of mowing my own lawns, whilst it is probably not safe I can not afford to pay for them to de done.
I use a TDX-SP Powerchair and a battery powered Enviromower. It's relatively easy for me to hold the mower with my left hand and control the chair with my right.
A friend of mine who is battling ACC is adamant that I should not mow my lawns; He says that if I am seen doing them ACC will be doing what ever they can to close my case.
I am not receiving any ACC financial compensation as I was unemployed at the time of my accident in 2006.
I don’t see any problems in what I am doing as I am in my power-chair and in effect all I am doing is pushing the mower from a seated position, I lean over to one side to detach the catcher and re-attach it once it is empty.
How could this be an issue and how could it affect my claim?