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Old 06 November 2012, 11:12   #1
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A day nearer compulsary suspension seating ??

Another back injury on a Commercial RIB Trip !

Timely reminder to ensure all your procedures & RA's are up to speed !

Lighthouse worker suing bosses after bumpy seas ‘injured her back' | News | Edinburgh | STV
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Old 06 November 2012, 11:21   #2
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Interesting reading . ...

I really really hate these type of situations. For me its just a cash cow ...if she had seen and read a risk assesment what would she have done differantly ?

By her own admission she wasn't keen so why should anyone believe her when she says the waves got bigger etc etc ....is she suddently knowledgable about safe boat operation ?

If she has not been briefed would it make a differance if she had but then failed to act in the best way to mitigate the shock ?

If there were the most expensive shock seats fitted and she still gets hurt ( which will happen as you cant beat pyhsics ) who can she blame then ? Boat skipper , boat designer , seat maker, seat designer , boat rigger , sales agent etc etc ?


Makes me mad ....
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I hope the judge tells her to feck off and she should be sacked as well
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Or they employ a driver that can handle a boat! Alan P
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Old 06 November 2012, 12:08   #5
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Or they employ a driver that can handle a boat! Alan P
I thinks thats a crap statement to make .... if they were that bad how come no one else was injured or complained ( based on the article ) ? They must have had some kind of ticket to be driving the boat .... if they 'cant handle a boat' do you think an authority would not have stepped in ?

She is sueing her employer not the boat skipper or operator anyhow......

Has no one ever been injured on one of your boats Alan ?
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Has no one ever been injured on one of your boats Alan ?

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She will be one of those people with no common sense
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Has no one ever been injured on one of your boats Alan ?
Apologies if that comes across as harsh....I had hoped that someone of Alan experiance would not make such a sweeping statement and appreciate sometimes stuff just happens and there is such a thing as an accident with no one at fault or to blame.
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A finance assistant has to go count batteries at a lighthouse... really? Sounds like an excuse for a nice trip out...

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Article says the damages are agreed, its the liability thats being contested...
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Irrespective of any fault through neglect etc She's at work and been injured to an extent we assume she's been signed off work. End of the day the employer will be liable one way or another I suspect. Accidents happen, freak circumstances, that's what insurance is for, to cover the unexpected that can't be predicted or protected against.

If she didn't claim in a circumstance like this, what's the point in insurance.
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