Accidents in public places

Duty of care – guarding against foreseeable risks

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Personal Injury specialist Malcolm Johnson reviews the case of Edwards v London Borough of Sutton [2016] EWCA Civ 1005, examining issues of duty of care in common law negligence cases. More …

Staying safe in the countryside

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Walking through a field of farm animals can be very dangerous - They move quickly and can swiftly pen you in. Here is what you need to know in order to stay safe in the countryside. More …

Employer responsibility – what is vicarious liability?

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Bad news for employers but good news for victims. I was pleased to read of two Supreme Court rulings which seek to expand even further and consolidate the legal principle of vicarious liability. More …

Quad Bikes – drive for greater protection

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Quad Bikes or ATV’s (All Terrain Vehicles) are widely used in agricultural and forestry work. According to the HSE, vehicle related accidents are the single greatest cause of fatalities and injuries in the agricultural sector with Quad bikes responsible for 2 deaths on average per year. More …

Meadows vs La Tasca - when 'case not proven' does not mean a claimant is being dishonest.

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I was pleased to read this week that common sense has prevailed in the case of Meadows v La Tasca. The Claimant advised that she had sustained a personal injury at the Defendant restaurant after slipping on a greasy substance on the floor. More …

Pokemon Go - Accidents

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Since Pokemon Go hit our iPhones there has been an increase in injuries and concerns have been raised around child safety and people driving while playing, here is everything you need to do to stay safe and within the law. More …

Horse lorry ramp case

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I read with interest recently about a case brought by a horse owner Brian Lear who had parked his horse lorry in the Hickstead Showground in West Sussex. He had been directed as to where to park by an employee of the security company engaged by Hickstead. More …

Helmet cameras and video evidence

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Bicycle helmet cameras have hit the headlines recently as a number of 'road rage' incidents caught on camera have been uploaded by cyclists to the web and gathered thousands of views and comments. More …

Do you know first aid?

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I have to admit that I don’t, and as a mother to a toddler I really should know what to do in the event of an emergency. More …

New technology in Health & Safety

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As a lover of apps on my smart phone - particularly free of charge ones! - I was intrigued to learn of the new 'safety wizard' app launched with the support of the HSE. More …