She should have carried a torch!

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She should have carried a torch!

Health and Safety gone mad!!

News story from UK.

Hopefully the claim will be dismissed with costs awarded against her.

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Yeah that is crazy. That should be a workmans comp thing, not sometning where u go after the people u are sworn to protect.

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Just one of the reasons I am leaving the UK! It’s ridiculous this country! Sad

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and she took legal action without the knowledge of her employers at Norfolk Constabulary.

she know she da bitch!!

Lol. I love how he is giving the stink eye to the person taking the photo.

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There’s a clue in that report – “ the Mail on Sunday reported”

It’s media reports like this that make the UK look silly. I feel it’s the media not the UK that is as fault, but that’s another whole thread !

She’s has not won the case. They are just fishing.

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Must be doing some deleting again huh kreisler..

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Essexman wrote:
There’s a clue in that report – “ the Mail on Sunday reported”

It’s media reports like this that make the UK look silly. I feel it’s the media not the UK that is as fault, but that’s another whole thread !

She’s has not won the case. They are just fishing.

True, but the story is also running on the BBC & Sky (so it must be true Wink ). I also saw something about a similar case of a PC trying it on in Private Eye recently.

Personally, if I was the solicitor acting for the garage owner, I would refer the plaintiff to Private Eye’s response given in the famous case of Arkell v. Pressdram (1971) [unreported] Smile

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If true, it’s nothing short of idiotic.

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Don’t the police carry torches? Seems like it should be part of her kit, along with radio, baton and cuffs. Disciplinary action against her superiors for failing to properly equip her? 0:)

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Next you’ll read about Firemen launching lawsuits because they fell down from dragging a heavy hose full of water.
Or they stumbled because the fire wasn’t bright enough to light a pathway.

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Woody wrote:
Essexman wrote:
There’s a clue in that report – “ the Mail on Sunday reported”

It’s media reports like this that make the UK look silly. I feel it’s the media not the UK that is as fault, but that’s another whole thread !

She’s has not won the case. They are just fishing.

True, but the story is also running on the BBC & Sky (so it must be true Wink ). I also saw something about a similar case of a PC trying it on in Private Eye recently.

Personally, if I was the solicitor acting for the garage owner, I would refer the plaintiff to Private Eye’s response given in the famous case of Arkell v. Pressdram (1971) [unreported] Smile

Made me LOL, love it.

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makapuu wrote:
Next you'll read about Firemen launching lawsuits because they fell down from dragging a heavy hose full of water. Or they stumbled because the fire wasn't bright enough to light a pathway.

Firemen doing their job?  Arrest them.

 

The low mode should be lower.

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leaftye wrote:

makapuu wrote:
Next you’ll read about Firemen launching lawsuits because they fell down from dragging a heavy hose full of water. Or they stumbled because the fire wasn’t bright enough to light a pathway.

Firemen doing their job?  Arrest them.

 

Good one. I wonder what was the outcome ?

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He got $7,500 compensatory damages with an extra $10,000 punitive damages.

Hopefully this one will be thrown right out of court.

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My guess is that it won’t get to court. Just because someone tries it on doesn’t mean they will succeed. There seems to be some political pressure to stop this kind of nonsense, so hopefully common sense will prevail.

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Woody wrote:
My guess is that it won’t get to court. Just because someone tries it on doesn’t mean they will succeed. There seems to be some political pressure to stop this kind of nonsense, so hopefully common sense will prevail.

Even if common sense prevails in this case, unless there is a political ruling that says you won’t get sued for calling the cops, it will make people reluctant to call them. After all, maybe the next one will succeed…

I’m gonna move back to the UK and become a criminal, there doesn’t seem to be much opposition. Smile

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TriggerHappy wrote:
Woody wrote:
My guess is that it won’t get to court. Just because someone tries it on doesn’t mean they will succeed. There seems to be some political pressure to stop this kind of nonsense, so hopefully common sense will prevail.

Even if common sense prevails in this case, unless there is a political ruling that says you won’t get sued for calling the cops, it will make people reluctant to call them. After all, maybe the next one will succeed…

I’m gonna move back to the UK and become a criminal, there doesn’t seem to be much opposition. Smile

Hey, if you were planning on breaking into the property in question and you tripped on the kerb instead Im sure you would be better off!! Im going to give up house breaking, there just isnt any money in it anymore Wink

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Surprise, surprise, this ludicrous claim has been dropped.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-norfolk-24066843

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“The federation said in a statement: “Contrary to media reports at the time, PC Jones was not seeking a vast compensation payment, rather she was seeking monies that covered the income she had lost as a result of her injury.”

Well, not only should she carry a torch, but she should also get some kind of insurance.

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Why wasn’t she properly equipped for the job? Tired

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Toaster79 wrote:
Well, not only should she carry a torch, but she should also get some kind of insurance.
That’s strange… Over here we make the employer insure his/her employees against injuries sustained on the job. It’s called “Worker’s Compensation”. This case would lack what the Law calls “Standing” and would likely be dismissed without so much as a second thought. Even WE don’t waste the Court’s time with this junk.

Maybe her employer should get all proactive and smart and junk; and buy her some DANCE SCHOOL LESSONS so she won’t be so clumsy on her feet next time. Maybe PT is too socially stigmatizing for the muffin-top generation…

Can you see her chasing a bad guy? Not for long! Sorry, but if she can’t do a simple property sweep, why is she rolling on that call?? What can they expect from her if she encounters a real criminal??

They also serve who push papers across a desk…

“There is no darkness but ignorance.”

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Dimbo The Blinky wrote:
Toaster79 wrote:
Well, not only should she carry a torch, but she should also get some kind of insurance.
That’s strange… Over here we make the employer insure his/her employees against injuries sustained on the job. It’s called “Worker’s Compensation”. This case would lack what the Law calls “Standing” and would likely be dismissed without so much as a second thought. Even WE don’t waste the Court’s time with this junk.

Maybe her employer should get all proactive and smart and junk; and buy her some DANCE SCHOOL LESSONS so she won’t be so clumsy on her feet next time. Maybe PT is too socially stigmatizing for the muffin-top generation…

Can you see her chasing a bad guy? Not for long! Sorry, but if she can’t do a simple property sweep, why is she rolling on that call?? What can they expect from her if she encounters a real criminal??

They also serve who push papers across a desk…

Exactly my point about the insurance. It’s the same here in Austria where I work and it’s the same in Slovenia where I’m from and it’s the same all over the “civilized” world. So I really don’t see any ground to sew someone for injuries sufferd on job, except looking for some extra on the side.