Negligence - what is it and how do you prove it?

Written by Sophie Evans

Site: Article Release details: Immediate Date: 17 June 2005

Negligence Ė What is it and how do you prove it?

Accidents happen every day to people from all walks of life. Many people think that accidents only happen to other people and take it for granted that others will look out for them. Unfortunately people can behave negligently without even realising it. This can cause accidents that injure other people. This is clear fromrepparttar frequency of road traffic accidents and cases of workplace injury. The majority of accidents are somebodyís fault; around two thirds can be attributed to negligence, whether it is a car crash or a slip or trip in a public place.

So what is negligence?

Negligence is defined in law as: ĎThe failure to exerciserepparttar 145697 care that an ordinary prudent person would exercise: either doing that which a prudent person would not do, or failing to do that which a prudent person would do.í

An example of negligence is when an employee is subjected to hazardous working conditions such as tripping over a box that has been left in a walkway or slips over a mess than hasnít been cleared up. In these casesrepparttar 145698 employer would be negligent if it can be proven that they did not adhere to their duty of care. Duty of care can be defined as Ďa duty to do everything reasonably practicable to protect others from harmí. If an employer has failed in this duty then they are liable to compensaterepparttar 145699 injured person.

Types of personal injury litigation

There are three main types of personal injury claims that can be made:

ēRoad traffic accident claims are usually straightforward and include damage to property as well as personal injury. ēEmployers liability claims describe cases where a claimant was injured duringrepparttar 145700 course of their employment. This can include repetitive strain injury or asbestos related illness. ēPublic liability claims are claims which arise out of public use of products or premises, for example when a person trips over a loose paving slab.

Forcing New Siblings Can Backfire

Written by Laura Hickey -

Starting a new family for many is one ofrepparttar most life changing experiences. But not everyone is going to be a happy camper. For many children it could be an unpleasant experience. Sharing their lives with a half sibling or step sibling may make them cringe. So how do you bridgerepparttar 145014 gap? Sometimes you canít and that isnít your fault. Constantly trying to pushrepparttar 145015 children together may only result in one sibling hatingrepparttar 145016 other one. Praising one child to show how great they can be may only makerepparttar 145017 other children hate them. Often times itís best to allow a child to make up their own mind on how they feel about their new siblings.

For siblings that donít live together, itís okay if they donít like each other. You canít expect a child who has lived mostly as an only child to start being brotherly or sisterly. No matter how great youíd think siblings should get along,repparttar 145018 child should have some say. If their step or half siblings are visiting, allow them to do their own activities. Donít force them to visit; itíll only cause anger and tension. It can be frustrating, but if a child doesnít like their new sibling, thatís how they feel. Pushing may only result in hate and that hate forrepparttar 145019 siblings may never go away.

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