The 26-year-old Annie Woodland had lived the traumatic experience when she was still in elementary school, and she fought for her life, suffered severe brain damage. Luckily, she survived, but her parents, Alison and Ian started a legal battle, as he was convinced that I had to do something to protect their daughter.
The little girl took a bath in a swimming pool in Essex in July 2000, however there has not been proper care for the protection of, with the result that after some time to get to your unconscious.
The case reached the Supreme Court in 2013 and a judge has got a landmark judgment that changed the law, by deciding that there had to be care at the time of the course, even if he had taken this to a third party.
This practically means, according to the publication of the Mirror, that the public authority has the responsibility, in some cases, for the negligence of independent contractors, when involved with children or vulnerable people.
The court concluded that the lifeguards and swimming instructors were responsible for the supervision of the young then Annie and that they had breached the duty of care. Agreed, well 16 years after the incident, the local authority to pay 2/3 of the compensation of 2 million pounds, while the lifeguards have to pay the rest.
For Annie and her family, it’s a relief, but bittersweet as they say themselves, as they never received a “proper” excuse me while as they added, no amount of money can compensate for the damage done. “I still feel an upset, all these years,” said her mother, who has two twin kids.
In addition, the 26-year-old today, Annie is suffering from memory problems, fatigue, and poor balance and because of the injury to her brain is hard at times for others to understand. In accordance with the same, are not able to work normally.