One in the eye for all those who claim that Britain is turning into a USA-style “compensation culture”, from the Evening Times of all places.
Michelle Orchard had sued a 13 year old boy who injured her whilst playing tag. She was in hospital for six weeks with her injuries. However, the Court of Appeal ruled that she was not entitled to compensation from the boy. Lord Justice Waller is quoted as saying: “Thirteen-year-old boys will be 13-year-old boys who will play tag.”
Interesting that she chose to sue a 13 year old. What was she planning to do? Recover the award in installments from his pocket money or paper round wages?
In writing up the case for the law reports, I’d suggest the following as a rubic: “Accidents happen.”
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