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Re: Getting a grip on gritting could spare us a season of broken bones

20 Dec 2017
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Unless good neighbours do something particularly stupid while clearing snow and ice from paths and driveways, they have no need to worry about being sued if someone then slips and is injured. As with any personal injury claim, someone must be negligent and that negligence must be proven for a claim to succeed. You would have to have been extremely reckless for a lawyer even to consider taking on a case against you.

 

I am not aware of any successful claims against members of the public who have cleared ice and snow. But, to clarify, using hot water to melt snow for example which is then going to re-freeze and create a dangerous sheet of ice would be very foolish and someone could be hurt.

 

Just use some grit and a shovel.

 

Brett Dixon

 

President

 

Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)

Past letters to the press

Regional letter campaign - injury claims are not to blame for rising premiums, 14 May 2018
Regional letter - Health and safety should be celebrated, not watered down, 22 Mar 2018
Re: Many NHS victims should settle for an apology - The Times (5 February), 05 Feb 2018
Re: Bruising is the new whiplash - Daily Telegraph (24 January), 24 Jan 2018
RE: Whiplash and tax hikes blamed as car insurance rises by £100 in 3 years - Daily Mail (24 January), 24 Jan 2018
RE: Compo culture - The News (Portsmouth) 14 December, 15 Dec 2017
RE: Telegraph article '£43,000 payout for playground splinter' (27 November), 28 Nov 2017
Regional newspapers - Legal aid for bereaved families, 21 Nov 2017

More past letters to the press

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