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Show liabilty in England---OUCH


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Old 02-01-2005, 10:37:13 PM
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I'm posting this in THIS forum because it COULD (HAS) affect ALL shows. I got this from Glenn Gieszler (whose STEAM pics I AM going to get posted tonight if it KILLS me!!!!) and it's worth a read....AND some pretty good pics too!! I saved it on MY server as it's a HUGE image so wait for it to load.

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I have email from several collectors in Australia who tell me that they are required to enclose in a fenced area any display that runs (engines, mills, saw rigs, tractors, etc.). I rope off an area around my personal displays not really to protect the looker but to protect myself. The trend is to protect against all possibility without regard to probability. I beleve that every show I've been to I have seen something and thought "that's not the smartest thing to do" and thankfully nothing bad has happened. There is an inherent risk in this hobby that something could go horribly wrong and that's why the first thing we should start is our brain.
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What would this world be without attorneys? Then we don't need insurance co. you thing!!!!
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What does that convert to in American dollars? What is the fee supposed to be for? What does it cover?
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The first thing that I think of every time this subject comes up is that what the steam and flywheel engine hobby needs is its own version of the EAA.
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Default Re: Show liabilty in England---OUCH

We have a small display in our area and it's tied in with a large arts and craft show. So far the showgrounds covers our liability insurance. When we were on our oun, I went to get insurance and I stated that we roped of the area. The agent stated that we could build a 12' chain link fence around the display and if someone climbed over or on the fence and got hurt, we were liable. The bottom line is you have no protection. Just try your best. Most of the time the jury will award the value of the policy when they know you carry insurance.
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A 7 year old just got $15,000,000 here in Florida for having three fingers cut off while on a store escalator. No mention was made of where she poked the fingers before they got caught. The case was settled out of court.

I don't think a $500,000 policy would do you much good when sharp lawyers get involved.
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Loosely figure that 1 Pound is Two of our dollars.
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