Archive for Compensation Payments

Who Disputes We Are A Compensation Culture?

Posted in America, Britain, England, Europe, Government, Health, Human Rights, Insanity, Justice, News with tags , , , , on 23/07/2015 by floroy1942

Compensation claims are the curse of the British way of life and have been for some years. People will claim for the most stupid of reasons, and all for ‘accidents’ that are mostly their own stupid fault. Sad to say it has become a way of life in today’s Britain, as just about anyone is looking for a way ‘to make a fast buck’ as the Americans say. Long gone are the days when honest people just put little accidents down to bad luck or their own clumsiness and move on.

Hardest hit are the many city councils across the country who pay out huge sums to their workers who get ‘injured’ in minor accidents. Over a period of three years, Bradford City Council paid out a massive £30million pounds in compensation to its workers.

Here are some of the ludicrous payments made to workers by councils:

A Bradford council worker won more than £12,000 after being hit by a toilet lid when flushing.

Another award included £12,566 to a cleaner who received bruises when she got her feet caught in a vacuum cleaner hose, and £16,500 went to an employee who slipped on a cream cake. 

Other bizarre awards from the same council include a £10,166 payout to a worker who hurt their shoulder while opening an oven door and £3,370 to a worker who fell off a toilet due to a “defective seat”.

A woman wearing high heels who tripped on a staircase was awarded £8,200 by Leeds City Council after injuring her shoulder.

And the same council paid £1,800 to an employee who ALMOST fell off his chair, hurting his back.

Another worker in Leeds pocketed £1,050 for hurting her back while moving POTATOES.

In Bristol, a clumsy carer was paid £4,000 for tripping over a patient’s zimmer frame, while Nottinghamshire County Council paid £23,503 to a worker for a bruise.

Meanwhile East Sussex Council paid £5,000 to a member of staff who injured their back while “putting a large number of leaflets in a filing cabinet”.

And Ceredigion County Council stumped up £16,500 in compo for an employee who slipped on a cream cake.

Birmingham City Council paid out £4,362 to a care worker who slipped on URINE.

A worker in Conwy pocketed £3,774 for suffering nothing but grazes after tripping over some boxes and South Gloucestershire Council paid out £7,650 to a caretaker who slipped on wet stairs while carrying a large pack of toilet rolls.

Haringey Council in London paid £9,750 to a dozy employee who walked into a lamp post and hurt their knee.

Meanwhile Norfolk County Council awarded £25,000 to a kitchen worker who suffered burns after pouring a pan of boiling water over her arms when she picked it up with a tea towel, rather than oven gloves. The payment was made even though the worker followed “incorrect procedures”.

To me this sort of behaviour is farcical, and indicative of the depths that people will go these days to get some money without having to do anything for it.

Some months ago I was walking down the main street in Marbella and I tripped over the sunken lip of a small manhole cover. I cut my knee quite a bit, ruined a good pair of trousers and suffered some pain from the injury, but I didn’t run to the nearest compensation lawyer and claim a few thousand Euro’s in compensation from the local council. I am old school and not used to such things so I just picked myself up and moved on. Had I been of the modern generation I may well have sued the council and won as much as €10,000 compensation, who knows?

When e.g. an idiot can get paid £9,750 for walking into a lamppost it is time to scrap the whole system, because it is too bizarre for words.

Roy.

Winston Churchill Had Sex With Me

Posted in America, Britain, Children, England, Justice, Modern World, News, Senior Citizen, Teens, UK with tags , , , , on 03/01/2015 by floroy1942
Sir Winston Churchill

Sir Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill shoved his willy up my bum when I was three years old. OOH! Shock, horror! I remember it well, he came to our house in war-torn Reading looking for some relaxation from his duties as Prime Minister and took a fancy to me. My parents could not object because he was so famous.

Yea! Right! My claim is just as credible as those that are being made against other famous figures that are currently suffering under allegations from forty or fifty years ago, like Cliff Richard and today, Prince Andrew. I do not believe a word of these ridiculous claims any more than I would that the man in the Moon really exists!

He Sure As Hell Did!

He Sure As Hell Did!

Ever since the Jimmy Saville news broke there have been countless claims of molestation against various stars and famous personalities dreamed up by old women looking for a moment of fame, or more likely some form of compensation. These people are destroying the reputation of famous people just to get their name in the papers.

There can be little doubt that the accusations against Saville are true and it was unfortunate that he died before he could face justice. Some of the other people mentioned in the past year could also be guilty, but imagine being faced with a star struck young girl who will do anything to take away a lasting memory of you. As a young man it would be a huge effort to say no.

Beatles Fan Overcome With Emotion

Beatles Fan Overcome With Emotion

During the sixties, with the coming of rock groups like The Beatles, the Rolling Stones and Elvis etc, girls who went to their shows were fainting, crying, and screaming their heads off, overcome by the sheer emotion of the moment and would do anything to get close enough to touch these performers. It was adoration taken to ridiculous lengths. Any girl who got close enough would literally throw themselves at their pop idol just for the thrill of having any form of physical contact, and of course be able to tell their friends. I know I have seen it.

In many cases these young girls managed to get backstage and would stalk the stars and even sneak into their dressing rooms. Such was their hysteria that to be kissed or groped by them was the ultimate moment. For the stars themselves it was always a game of ‘cat and mouse’ as they tried to get out of the theatre without being mobbed.

Elvis Fans

Elvis Fans

Now today, thirty, forty or more years later, these same women are coming forward claiming they were ‘raped’ or ‘groped’ by these stars. So my question is, why did they wait so long to come forward? IF a crime was committed, why wait half a lifetime before coming forward and accusing these ageing stars? The same can be said about the current allegations against Prince Andrew.

It would appear that if you are, or were famous, any upstart can come forward with absurd claims of sexual impropriety and be believed.

It's Often About The Money

It’s Often About The Money

One of the main reasons I believe is the quest for some form of monetary compensation that can often be large amounts if the court finds for the plaintiff. It has nothing to do with the original act, brought about by the obsession for notoriety among their friends. If something happened in the sixties, why wait fifty years before coming forward, instead of going to the Police immediately afterwards.

At the time, if you could tell your friends that you got into so and so’s dressing room and were either ‘groped’ or had sex with them, you were a star in your own right among your friends, who naturally were all jealous.

Name Dragged In The Mud!

Name Dragged In The Mud!

The one thing that got me incensed recently was the disgraceful events surrounding the allegations against Sir Cliff Richard, where the BBC were allowed to even film the search of his property while the Police looked for evidence. What did they expect to find? Perhaps it was DNA from a display of ancient used condoms Cliff kept in a closet!

For this many heads should roll, and not just among the Police. The most shameful thing about the whole episode was that he knew nothing about it and was not even in country!

Now allegations are being made about Prince Andrew who is supposed to have had sex with a woman when she was under-age in three separate locations, i.e. London, New York and a Caribbean island. It all smells very fishy to me! If these allegations should prove to be untrue this woman should be locked up for a long time.

Prince Andrew

Prince Andrew

There can be little doubt that the Prince chose badly when he became friends with Jeffry Epstein who is supposed to have ‘forced’ under-aged girls into having sex, but that does not necessarily mean that the Prince is guilty. I am sure the girl, even if she was under-age would have enjoyed the rich lifestyle she was forced to ‘suffer’ at the hands of Epstein. Also, if she was under-age at the time why has it taken fourteen years for her to come forward?

No, I’m sorry but none of this holds water for me, and since the hundreds of women who have come forward in the last year about illegal sex with stars I don’t believe a word of it. These women have an ulterior motive behind their coming forward, either money or notoriety. I just feel sorry for the innocents whose reputation have been irrevocably damaged by these allegations.

In conclusion I wish to apologise to the Churchill family for using Winston’s name in this post. He was a great man, and without doubt saved this country from being trampled underfoot by the Nazi scourge. God Bless Him!

Roy

In Canada Is It ‘Hello’ Or ‘Bonjour’?

Posted in America, Canada, Equality, Free Speech, Government, Human Rights, Justice, Modern World, News with tags , , , , on 30/10/2014 by floroy1942

Some people are looking for any excuse to make money through compensation claims these days, but this is one of the worst. Canada as we all know is a duel language country, i.e. English and French, and as you would expect, most people speak both. However, one French speaker and his wife actually sued Air Canada because flight attendants did not speak to them in French.

Compensation Clown

Compensation Clown

Michel and Lynda Thibodeau took Air Canada to court claiming damages because the crew did not respect their right to be served food and drink in their mother tongue i.e. French. I mean really, this is so bizarre as to be comical. Although both were fluent in English, Mr Thibodeau said the airline employees were: “malicious, oppressive and reprehensible” just because they did not speak to them in French. They also claimed staff spoke to them in English while they were booking in.

Air CanadaThey took the airline to court and were initially awarded £8,000 in damages under Canada’s Official Languages Act. But the story does not end there.

Flight Crew

Flight Crew

The airline appealed the decision in the Canadian Supreme Court and won. The judge ordered that the airline must officially apologise to the couple and did not have to pay the compensation.

An Ottowa Bus Driver

An Ottowa Bus Driver

The Thibodeau’s, described as French language ‘extremists’, have tried to get compensation on numerous occasions, one time against the Ottawa Bus Company when a bus driver greeted them with ‘Hello’ instead of ‘Bonjour’ when they boarded a bus.

It seems to me that if they want to be spoken to in French all day every day perhaps they should move to France. I wonder if they would sue an English speaking tourist who asked them the way to the Louvre?

Roy.

Compensation Madness

Posted in Britain, England, Equality, European Union, Human Rights, Justice, Modern World, News, Prison, UK with tags , , , , on 28/04/2014 by floroy1942

About three weeks ago I wrote of a compensation scandal that defies description, that of a serial killer who was beaten up by fellow inmates in prison and received £4,500 in compensation because “the prison guards failed in their duty to protect him”. Now the judicial system is at again with another outrageous compensation payout.

Face Of A Triple Killer

Face Of A Triple Killer

This one concerns a triple killer who demanded, and received, £800 in compensation because some of his belongings were lost or broken while being transferred to another prison and it had left him ‘severely stressed‘ (Oh Yea!). These items included nose-hair clippers, an alarm clock, a carton of cranberry juice (now that’s bound to stress anyone out), protein powder and toiletries. District Judge Neil Hickman said there had been a “somewhat cavalier disregard for Mr Thakrar’s rights and for his property”.

Thakrar was jailed for three life sentences for the callous murder of three drug dealers and two counts of attempted murder. In march 2010, while in Frankland Prison in County Durham, he maimed three prison guards with a broken bottle but managed to get away with it. It did however facilitate his move to Woodhill Prison in Milton Keynes during which the items were lost or broken. To be honest, I just cannot see the logic in some compensation payouts, especially to prisoners in jail for heinous crimes.

Whiplash Trickster

It is a well known fact that Britain has become a compensation culture where many are out to get whatever they can from the system by making outrageous claims. One of the most prolific is claims for ‘whiplash’. This fact is recognized by every insurance company in the country.

Whiplash Map

Whiplash Map

You touch the back of someone’s car with your own and before you know it they are climbing out holding their neck crying ‘whiplash’. Another long established problem with Britain today is the ‘ambulance chasers’, those compensation lawyers who will follow an ambulance to hospital in an effort to get the victim to file compensation charges.

How this problem is going to be solved I have no idea, but perhaps getting out from under the yoke of the European Justice system might help, and then we can get back to the tried and tested system of English Justice.

Roy.

A Great New Comedy Called Justice

Posted in Britain, England, European Union, Government, Human Rights, Justice, News, Prison, Teens, UK with tags , , , , on 05/04/2014 by floroy1942

As you read the headline I guess many will think it’s a new TV comedy series called Justice. Well to tell you the truth, what I read yesterday would make a good series. People have been lamenting the fall of the UK justice system for a good many years, in fact, ever since Tony Blair made it into a joke, and believe me, it is getting worse by the day.

The Face Of A Killer

The Face Of A Killer

Yesterday I was astounded to read that a convicted serial killer has been awarded compensation against HM Prison Service for not adequately protecting him from fellow inmates. I write of Levi Bellfield who was sentenced to two life terms for the murder of four young women, including Milly Dowler. It would seem he was set upon by a fellow prisoner with a make-shift weapon and received minor injuries, namely a small cut to the face and bruising. What a shame they did not finish him off.

Milly Dowler Victim N. 1

Milly Dowler Victim N. 1

This happened in Wakefield Prison in 2010 while he was waiting for his second trial for the murder if Milly Dowler. He immediately sued the prison for up to £30,000 for failing in their duty to protect him. In a recent court ruling the judge granted his plea and awarded him £4,500 in compensation. In many people’s view the judge himself should be locked up beside him and then they can play cards together. It has not been revealed what precedent was used by the judge to grant his compensation, but the whole episode stinks to high heaven.

Marsha McDonnell - Victim No. 2

Marsha McDonnell – Victim No. 2

The case had been fought by lawyers representing the Ministry of Justice for three years, and after the hearing on Wednesday when the judgement was read, a ministry spokesman said, “We are hugely disappointed that Levi Bellfield was awarded £4,500 by a judge following an assault by a prisoner in 2009 at HMP Wakefield.”

Kate Sheedy – Victim No. 3

It beggars believe that a convicted murderer can play the system in such a way and get away with it. I can well imagine that if he cut his finger with a plastic knife while eating lunch he would sue because the prison authorities did not warn him the knife was sharp. Just how far down this ridiculous road are we expected to go before some politician wakes up and puts a stop to this nonsense?

Amelie Delagrange - Victim No. 4

Amelie Delagrange – Victim No. 4

That’s all you hear these days, human rights, equality, compensation and all the rest of that bunkum. Its time for it all to stop and we get back to a right and proper justice system. Yet another reason for Britain to crawl out from under the suffocating yoke of the EU system of Justice, for it has become a laughing stock.

Roy.

And The Winner Is…..?

Posted in America, Britain, Human Rights, Insanity, Justice, Modern World, News, Political Correctness, UK, USA with tags , , , on 10/11/2013 by floroy1942

Anyone who suspects we have gone completely ‘nuts’ as a race will surely be completely convinced as they read this list of Stella Award winners:

The Stella Awards are named after 81 year-old Stella Liebeck of New Mexico who spilled hot coffee on herself and successfully sued McDonald’s. That case inspired the Stella awards for the most frivolous, ridiculous, successful lawsuits in the United States.

Here are this year’s winners:

7th Place:
Kathleen Robertson of Austin, Texas, was awarded $80,000 by a jury of her peers after breaking her ankle tripping over a toddler who was running inside a furniture store. The owners of the store were understandably surprised at the verdict, considering the misbehaving little toddler was Ms. Robertson’s son.

6th Place:
19-year-old Carl Truman of Los Angeles won $74,000 and medical expenses when his neighbor ran over his hand with a Honda Accord. Mr. Truman apparently didn’t notice there was someone at the wheel of the car when he was trying to steal his neighbor’s hubcaps.

5th Place:
Terrence Dickson of Bristol, Pennsylvania, was leaving a house he had just finished robbing by way of the garage. He was not able to get the garage door to go up since the automatic door opener was malfunctioning. He couldn’t re-enter the house because the door connecting the house and garage locked when he pulled it shut. The family was on vacation, and Mr. Dickson found himself locked in the garage for eight days. He subsisted on a case of Pepsi he found, and a large bag of dry dog food. He sued the homeowner’s insurance claiming the situation caused him undue mental anguish. The jury agreed to the tune of $500,000.

4th Place:
Jerry Williams of Little Rock, Arkansas, was awarded $14,500 and medical expenses after being bitten on the buttocks by his next door neighbor’s beagle. The beagle was on a chain in its owner’s fenced yard. The award was less than sought because the jury felt the dog might have been just a little provoked at the time by Mr. Williams, who had climbed over the fence into the yard and was shooting it repeatedly with a pellet gun.

3rd Place:
A Philadelphia restaurant was ordered to pay Amber Carson of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, $113,500 after she slipped on a soft drink and broke her coccyx (tailbone). The beverage was on the floor because Ms. Carson had thrown it at her boyfriend 30 seconds earlier during an argument.

2nd Place:
Kara Walton of Claymont, Delaware, successfully sued the owner of a night club in a neighboring city when she fell from the bathroom window to the floor and knocked out her two front teeth. This occurred while Ms.Walton was trying to sneak through the window in the ladies room to avoid paying the $3.50 cover charge. She was awarded $12,000 and dental expenses.

1st Place:
This year’s runaway winner was Mrs. Merv Grazinski of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Mrs. Grazinski purchased a brand new 32-foot Winnebago motor home. On her first trip home, (from an OU football game), having driven onto the freeway, she set the cruise control at 70 mph and calmly left the drivers seat to go into the back & make herself a sandwich. Not surprisingly, the RV left the freeway, crashed and overturned. Mrs.Grazinski sued Winnebago for not advising her in the owner’s manual that she couldn’t actually do this. The jury awarded her $1,750,000 plus a new motor home. The company actually changed their manuals on the basis of this suit, just in case there were any other complete morons around.

This is so crazy you just couldn’t make it up! Next stop the asylum!

Roy.

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