Woman gets £30,000 payout from M&S after slipping on grapes – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 18th, 2009 in accidents, compensation, news, personal injuries by sally

“A woman has obtained nearly £30,000 in compensation after she slipped on two grapes and broke her shoulder in a Marks & Spencer store.”

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Daily Telegraph, 17th February 2009

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Road accident victims ‘bullied into settling’ by insurers – The Times

Posted February 5th, 2009 in accidents, compensation, news, personal injuries, road traffic by sally

“Motor accident victims are facing high pressure tactics from insurers to settle for less compensation than they are entitled to receive, a leading accident lawyer said this evening.”

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The Times, 5th February 2009

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Barclay v British Airways plc – WLR Daily

Posted January 6th, 2009 in accidents, aircraft, carriage by air, law reports, personal injuries by sally

Barclay v British Airways plc [2008] EWCA Civ 1419; [2008] WLR (D) 412

“Where a passenger slipped on a standard fitting plastic strip embedded in the floor of an aircraft in its normal state and sustained bodily injury, there was no ‘accident’ within the meaning of art 17.1 of the Montreal Convention 1999 since there was no distinct event which was not part of the usual, normal and expected operation of the aircraft and which had happened independently of anything done or omitted by the passenger.”

WLR Daily, 5th January 2009

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Hoon under fire for stalled crash inquiry – The Independent

Posted November 24th, 2008 in accidents, inquiries, news, railways by sally

“Families of the Potters Bar rail crash victims have criticised Geoff Hoon, the Transport Secretary, for delaying his decision over whether to grant a public inquiry into the accident.”

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The Independent, 24th November 2008

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Early payout for Buncefield victims – The Times

Posted November 19th, 2008 in accidents, compensation, fire, health & safety, news by sally

“Around 270 families whose homes were damaged or destroyed in the Buncefield fire will share an initial payout of £320,000 after their lawyers reached an agreement with the plant’s operators today.”

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The Times, 18th November 2008

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Judge orders Total to make ‘generous’ offer to Buncefield victims – The Times

Posted November 18th, 2008 in accidents, compensation, fire, news, personal injuries by sally

“Hundreds of victims of the Buncefield fire moved closer to an initial payout today after a judge instructed the oil depot’s operator to make them a ‘sensible and generous’ offer.”

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The Times, 17th November 2008

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Drink-drive death total drops 18% – BBC News

Posted August 7th, 2008 in accidents, alcohol abuse, news, road traffic by sally

“The number of people killed by drinking and driving has fallen by almost a fifth, government statistics reveal.”

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BBC News, 7th August 2008

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Gray v Thames Trains Ltd and Another – Times Law Reports

Gray v Thames Trains Ltd and Another

Court of Appeal

“A claimant, who, as a result of the defendant’s negligence, suffered depression which led him to kill someone, could recover damages for loss of earnings after he committed manslaughter so long as his claim was not inextricably linked to his criminal actions.”

The Times, 9th July 2008

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Gray v Thames Trains Ltd and another – WLR Daily

Gray v Thames Trains Ltd and another [2008] EWCA Civ 713; [2008] WLR (D) 210

“A claim in negligence was not defeated by public policy unless the claim or a head of claim was inextricably bound up with or linked to the claimant’s criminal conduct. Where the depression the claimant suffered as a result of the defendant’s negligence led him to kill, he could recover damages for loss of earnings after he committed manslaughter if his claim was not inextricably connected with his criminal activity.”

WLR Daily, 26th June 2008

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Train crash killer wins compensation case – The Times

Posted June 25th, 2008 in accidents, damages, news, post-traumatic stress disorder, railways by sally

“A Paddington train crash survivor who claimed he was turned into a killer by post-traumatic stress disorder stands to receive thousands in compensation after a landmark Appeal Court ruling today.”

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The Times, 25th June 2008

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Arnup v M. W. White Ltd – Times Law Reports

Posted June 25th, 2008 in accidents, damages, law reports by sally

Arnup v M. W. White Ltd

Court of Appeal

“Payments to a widow from a death in service benefit scheme and a trust fund established by an employer, were to be disregarded when assessing damages following an admission of liability.”

The Times, 25th June 2008

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Arnup (as administratrix and on her own behalf) v MW White Ltd – WLR Daily

Posted May 9th, 2008 in accidents, damages, law reports, widows by sally

Arnup (as administratrix and on her own behalf) v MW White Ltd [2008] EWCA Civ 447; [2008] WLR (D) 140

Where, after the death in service of her husband, a woman had received payments out of a death in service benefit scheme and a trust fund established by the employer, such payments fell within the disregard provision within s 4 of the Fatal Accidents Act 1976 when damages were to be assessed following an admission of liability.”

WLR Daily, 9th May 2008

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MoD will pay £2m to boy accidentally shot in Basra – The Guardian

Posted April 15th, 2008 in accidents, compensation, Iraq, news, personal injuries by sally

“The Ministry of Defence is to pay a record £2m compensation to an Iraqi teenager left paralysed when he was accidentally shot by a British soldier.”

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The Guardian, 15th April 2008

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Man loses grape case against M&S – BBC News

Posted March 13th, 2008 in accidents, news, personal injuries by sally

“An accountant who claimed he injured himself by slipping on a grape in a Marks and Spencer car park has lost his High Court bid for damages.”

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BBC News, 12th March 2008

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Accountant sues M&S for £300,000 over ‘grape injury’ – The Times

Posted March 11th, 2008 in accidents, news, personal injuries by sally

“An accountant who says his business suffered after he slipped on a grape in a Marks & Spencer store and hurt his leg is claiming more than £300,000 compensation from the retail giant.”

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The Times, 11th March 2008

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Kosmar Villa Holidays plc v Trustees of Syndicate 1243 – Times Law Reports

Posted March 11th, 2008 in accidents, estoppel, insurance, law reports by sally

Kosmar Villa Holidays plc v Trustees of Syndicate 1243

Court of Appeal

“Where insurers acknowledged a claim under a policy knowing that the insured had failed to comply with a condition precedent in the notification clause, they did not elect to waive the insured’s failure and accept liability.”

The Times, 11th March 2008

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Father of boy killed in tractor accident is fined – Daily Telegraph

Posted February 29th, 2008 in accidents, children, fines, health & safety, news by sally

“A farmer whose 12-year-old son died in a tractor accident has been fined for breaching agricultural regulations.”

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Daily Telegraph, 29th February 2008

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Compensation boost for accident victims – The Times

Posted January 18th, 2008 in accidents, compensation, news by sally

“The Court of Appeal has ruled that payments towards the hiring of carers should rise in line with care workers’ salaries.”

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The Times, 17th January 2008

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