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01 November 2006
The female claimant was in a gents’ cubicle with a female friend in the defendant’s pub. They had gone into the gents as there was a large queue at the ladies.
The claimant was driving a Metro train, which stopped because of a problem with the overhead wires.
The claimant had cervical spondylosis, triggered by a fall in the street in 1990. She had suffered with intermittent flare-ups from that time.
The claimant slipped on spilled coffee at the House of Commons where he worked.
The claimant tripped over some scales set into the floor at her factory.
The claimant was injured when stepping down onto the road from her ambulance.
Master Whitaker has written a detailed article in the September 2006 issue of Civil Court News on how mesothelioma cases will be dealt with following the overturning of the Barker case by the Compensation Act 2006.
The claimant was unloading a lorry when a barrel of cider fell on his head. He had to sit down for a few minutes but did not lose consciousness and he completed his shift including driving the lorry.
When a working parent (a provider) is killed as a result of negligence, the dependants have the right to claim loss of dependency under the Fatal Accidents Act 1976.
The Health and Safety Commission and the HSE have published their simplification plan as part of their commitment to “Better, smarter regulation”.