Just watching the news, incredibly, a personal injury lawyer has said motorists may be entitled to sue if they crash on a part of the road not gritted, and, if you slip on a footpath where a resident has attempted to clear ice and snow, you could sue them.
Maybe it's me who's wrong, but if I crashed a car tonight or slipped on ice, I would put it down to the weather rather than try to sue someone. The risks are clear to everyone and unless there is a specific reason for an incident then it's unfair to try sue someone.
In a nice contrast, this report was followed by coverage of how people who are braving the elements to do their job. One postman is still delivering to rural locations despite the risks.