Category Archives: Accidents in Public Places

A warning for all car drivers – apportioning blame between car driver and child pedestrian

A recent Supreme Court decision has provided useful clarification on how courts apportion blame in road traffic accident where a child pedestrian is knocked down by a car. A child stepped out from behind a school minibus into the path of an oncoming car. She was knocked over and sustained severe injuries. At Trial, the […]

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Accidents in Public Places

Accidents in public places can happen in the street, in shops, at work or any other premises and injuries from accidents in public places can vary depending on the circumstances. Companies who offer services to the public have a duty of care to visitors on their premises including members of the public or employees from […]

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Injured in an accident? Not your fault? Don’t know what to do next?

Vicki Wright, Personal Injury Solicitor guides you through the process. Does Swain & Co offer free advice? Yes.  Call us on 023 92 483322 and ask to speak to Vicki Wright for initial free advice. We can chat about what happened and if you have a claim, we can start work straightaway. But do I […]

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What should I do if I am injured in a road traffic accident?

Havant Personal Injury Solicitor, Vicki Wright, provides some practical tips if you have been involved in a car accident and have suffered an injury. It seems that almost every day, there are traffic accident reports and lane closures on the M27 in Portsmouth and Southampton, the A3 or A3(M), or problems on more local roads […]

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Holidaymaker who suffered life-threatening injuries when walking into a glass door on holiday wins appeal to keep damages

Mrs Moira Japp, 53, of Worthing, West Sussex, was on holiday in Barbados when the incident occurred in October last year. Mrs Japp had been relaxing and reading a book on the balcony of her room, and was wearing only her swimsuit, when the telephone rang and she accidentally walked into the closed French windows. […]

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Leeds Council prosecuted for toddler’s head injury

A two year old girl suffered a serious head injury following an accident in a public place which saw a rotting flagpole collapse on her. Leeds City Council has been prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) after failing to act on warnings from staff regarding the state of the flagpole. The two year […]

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Accident in a public place results in scaffolder prosecution

An accident in a public place which left a woman with head injuries and fractures to her ankle has resulted in a self-employed scaffolder being prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). In January 2011 Thomas Hannen was contracted by the Argyll and Bute Council to erect scaffolding around a disused hotel on the […]

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