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When I read between the lines of the tabloid sensationalism the story was fairly simple and tragic. Ryan St. George, on remand at Brixton prison, London for stealing batteries suffered an epileptic which lasted for nearly two hours before falling from his top bunk and hitting his head off the concrete floor.
Recently a friend of mine was involved in a road traffic accident, she was sitting at a set of traffic lights when another car drove into the back of her vehicle. She was shocked and had a very sore neck.
One of my colleagues helped the mother of soldier Robert Thomson win her legal battle against the Ministry of Defence over his death when the trench he was working on collapsed on top of him at an army base in Basra in Iraq.An Army board of inquiry blamed Sapper Thomson for the accident but the soldier’s mother refused to accept its decision and successfully sued the MoD in the Court of Session in Edinburgh.
Typically the victim of a rear-end shunt will suffer whiplash injuries, usually to the neck, but sometimes to the upper back, shoulders and occasionally the lower back, with significant pain and discomfort for a period of days or weeks diminishing over a couple of months.
“If you’re good enough, you’re old enough” is a phrase often used to justify the selection of a promising young athlete or promotion of a young lawyer.But does it work in reverse? Not according to a generation of baby boomers who are struggling to find work.
Former shipyard workers from Inverclyde who were recklessly and knowingly exposed to asbestos will be among the beneficiaries of a recent highly significant judgment in the Court of Session.Lord Emslie rejected a bid by major insurance companies to block the Bill passed by the Scottish Parliament last year to enshrine in law the right to compensation of pleural plaques sufferers.
When they are using their own tools and have accidents the scope to claim compensation for injury is greatly decreased. Even more so for those tinkering in a bit of DIY and inexperienced using power tools.However, if the machinery is inherently faulty then compensation may be an option from the manufacturer or seller of the faulty equipment. Provided it has not been previously broken or altered by the customer.
The Scottish legal system is in a state of flux at the moment with a number of changes under discussion which could radically affect your freedom to go to court to settle a dispute, a grievance, or to defend your rights.The most worrying, and arguably the one the man in the street knows least about, is a proposal to make you and I bear the total cost of our civil court system.