Cutting corners causes accidents

An owner or manager of premises is required by law to take action to avoid accidents happening on their premises.

The ruling made by the Court of Appeal in a compensation claim against a City Council was that the City Council was well aware of a hazard on its premises and therefore was under a legal duty to take alli precio. measures to remove the hazard.Ai?? The compensation claim heard by the Court of Appeal related to an accident that happened in the lawned garden outside the council offices.Ai?? Visitors to the offices often took short cuts between the narrow paths in the garden, cutting corners between the paths, in order to walk across the garden as quickly as possible.Ai?? The turf became eroded and worn away where people took a short cut between two footpaths and a hollow developed in the grass next to a footpath.Ai?? A visitor, whilst cutting a corner between footpaths, tripped in the hole and fell, unfortunately suffering a broken wrist and knee cap.

The City Council argued in defence of the compensation claim that if the visitor had walked on the paths then she would not have tripped and fallen.Ai?? However, the Court of Appeal rejected the City Councilai??i??s argument and ordered it to pay thousands of pounds in compensation because the City Council knew that people were cutting corners between footpaths in its garden and walking across the lawn between the footpaths.Ai?? The grass and turf worn away www. cialis 20m tabalafil, top rated on line pharmacies. between the footpaths and the hollow in the ground were obvious and there to be seen.Ai?? It was foreseeable that a visitor may trip in the uneven ground whilst cutting the corner between the footpaths and therefore the City Council should have taken action to repair the ground to prevent a tripping accident occurring.

The Court of Appealai??i??s decision in Peskett v Portsmouth City Council.