‘Last week I slipped on a rug in my own house after the anti-slip rubber bit underneath had folded under. I bruised my back and narrowly missed cutting my head open.
So, I’m wondering who I can sue? The Moroccan Berber who sold me the rug back in 1994? Maybe I should sue Ikea for not making its non-slip rug underlay nonslip enough? Or perhaps I should just sue myself for stupidly putting the rug there in the first place?
I got the idea from two stories that caught my eye last week. One was about a woman who was paid £485,000 after she sustained brain injuries due to, wait for it, tram surfing. Age 13, she was hanging on to the outside of a tram when she fell on the track and hit her head. The woman admitted it was her fault, but sued the tram company anyway.
Then there’s the woman who broke her back falling off a bed while having sex. Now paralysed, she’s suing the bed company. I wouldn’t wish such injuries on anyone, but I can’t quite see how it could be the bed’s fault.
This is where we are now. There is no such thing as an accident or personal responsibility any more.
I blame whichever government allowed the “no win, no fee” culture to flourish, but I also blame the US – where people sue sandwich companies because their butties aren’t big enough – for starting it in the first place.’
THIN IS IN DO YOU REALLY HAVE A CASE? BUT IS IT ART? ER, NO!