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    Greetings from Emergency Ward 10

    You know when you're planning an easy Saturday? Quick walk with the dog, lunch and maybe kick back to back to back Come Dine?

    Well that was my plan. And it was all going well until about half way through part 1 of the above.

    I dont know if I could be in line for some compensation from what happened today? Does a landowner not have a legal obligation to ensure that his bloody STILES are robust enough to ensure that a slightly above average weight lady can traverse one of said structures without the thing collapsing, leaving me in hospital with barbed wire lacerations to my chaps and substantial bruising to my private.

    Sorry, rant over, but if anyone who could elucidate on the legalities of the above, I'm all ears.

    #2
    Firstly, ouch and get well soon!

    A cursory Google suggests that landowners should have public liability insurance. Finding out who owns the land could be a challenge if land registry isn't very forthcoming.

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      #3
      Originally posted by ladymuck View Post
      Firstly, ouch and get well soon!

      A cursory Google suggests that landowners should have public liability insurance. Finding out who owns the land could be a challenge if land registry isn't very forthcoming.
      Thankyou. Oh, I know who the farmer is, alright!

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        #4
        Ouch, sounds painful. GWS
        I am what I drink, and I'm a bitter man

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          #5
          Assuming it was a public footpath...

          https://www.hewitsons.com/latest/new...blic-footpaths
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            #6
            Originally posted by Gould The Swimmer View Post
            You know when you're planning an easy Saturday? Quick walk with the dog, lunch and maybe kick back to back to back Come Dine?

            Well that was my plan. And it was all going well until about half way through part 1 of the above.

            I dont know if I could be in line for some compensation from what happened today? Does a landowner not have a legal obligation to ensure that his bloody STILES are robust enough to ensure that a slightly above average weight lady can traverse one of said structures without the thing collapsing, leaving me in hospital with barbed wire lacerations to my chaps and substantial bruising to my private.

            Sorry, rant over, but if anyone who could elucidate on the legalities of the above, I'm all ears.
            contact the council. They will have a department (maybe just one person) who enforces public rights of way compliance. Where I live there is a local residents Facebook group that is frequented by a councillor who gets involved and puts these people on the case where public footpaths are unfit.
            See You Next Tuesday

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              #7
              Hmmm... This wouldn’t be in Somerset, would it?
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                #8
                Originally posted by cojak View Post
                Hmmm... This wouldn’t be in Somerset, would it?
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                  #9
                  Originally posted by ladymuck View Post
                  Firstly, ouch and get well soon!

                  A cursory Google suggests that landowners should have public liability insurance. Finding out who owns the land could be a challenge if land registry isn't very forthcoming.
                  One can do online land registry land ownership searches by grid reference these days, although it isn't cheap (around £40 a pop as I recall)

                  Also, if the land hasn't been sold since c 1925 then I think there may be no Land Registry entry for it, which would indeed be a challenge
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                    #10
                    I do inspections for the local council and list faults with anything on a public footpath. While styles are a landowner's responsibility, any serious problems may have been reported to the council and they would probably have notified the owner. May be worth contacting them.
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