Health and safety guidelines are there for a reason; they are there to keep the general public safe from accidents and to help prevent accidents from occurring.
We have seen many times when health and safety has become a bit too extreme in order to prevent bizarre compensation claims from happening. These range from preventing the smallest of slips, trips or falls and more.
What are some of the most bizarre bans applied to prevent bizarre compensation claims from being made?
According to HSE.com there was a story featured in 2011 where fans were banned from sitting on Murray’s Mount at Wimbledon when the weather was wet. The reason is that fans may slip on the wet grass. Granted, a slip, trip or fall injury could be caused by wet grass but this should be common sense that fans are more careful when it has been raining.
Another pre-empted bizarre compensation claim which was stopped before it happened is that dodgem cars were banned at a Butlin’s resort. The reason behind it? Dodgems bumping into other cars could cause an injury. Another case of compensation claim pre-empting to the extreme.
What type of bizarre compensation claims have there been in the past?
A list of bizarre compensation claims has been released from a baby vomiting over a laptop during a Skype call to a badger damaging someone’s shed after becoming locked in. This goes to show that companies may sometimes take health and safety to the extreme, but the public are just as responsible for this, judging by the list.
If you have been involved in an accident such as a slip, trip or fall within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim.
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in accident claims such as slip, trip and fall injuries. With years of experience we will make the process as simple and stress-free as possible. In fact many of our clients are able to settle their slip, trip or fall injury claim without stepping foot in a court room.
To find out more about making a fall claim speak to us today on our 24-hour freephone 0800 689 050 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: November 13, 2015
Author: David Brown