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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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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