Monthly Archives: November 2013
THE HSE FATAL FIGURES FOR FATAL ACCIDENTS: ARE THEY ACCURATE?
An earlier post set out the HSE figures for accidents at work. The TUC “Risk” publication sets out evidence that these figures are a major under-estimate: “HSE ‘glibly under-states’ work death toll The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) “glibly under-states and under-estimates the scale of the killing” at work, a top academic has charged. Steve […]
INQUEST HAVE OPENED A NEW WEBSITE
Inquest, an organisation that gives advice to bereaved people attending inquests, have a new website at http://www.inquest.org.uk/ It offers practice advice, in particular see the section “Are you bereaved?”
WHAT TO DO IF THE DEFENDANT IS DEAD AND THERE ARE NO ADMINISTRATORS OR EXECUTORS
It is regrettably quite common in a fatal case to have to issue proceedings against a dead defendant. Often because the defendant was the driver of a car in which the deceased claimant was a passenger. Problems can arise if there are no executors or administrators. This issue is addressed in Civil Litigation Brief at http://civillitigationbrief.wordpress.com/2013/11/12/what-can-you-do-if-the-proposed-defendant-is-dead-and-there-is-no-grant-of-probate-or-administration/