Hang out your bunting

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I had a look today at some health and safety myths from 2010.  Of particular note and on a particularly topical subject was the issue of.... wait for it.... bunting.  Yep, apparently issues had been raised about the safety of displaying our red, white and blue in true patriotic flavour, to name but one.  How totally ludicrous!  Okay, perhaps don't string it across the pavement at head height with clearly a risk of decapitation, but, come on!!

It is exactly this sort of story that gives personal injury lawyers such as myself and my colleagues a bad name.  The press love these stories. 

Take note, however, that health and safety is there to protect, not to impede.  Common sense prevails but, perhaps, that is not quite so exciting to read about?  Call me a cynic if you like, but I would prefer not.  In my line of work we do, believe it or not, approach prospective claims with common sense.  If there is no claim, there is no claim.  Someone is not always at fault and accidents actually do happen.

Have a look at their website - and take a few moments to read the other ludicrous suggestions as to situations where health and safety legislation may apply - not!

Rant over. Have a great, safe, weekend.  Enjoy the Olympics and hang your bunting out with pride.

Deborah Blackmore

Chartered Legal Executive - Personal Injury team

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