Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2005] All ER (D) 408 (Apr)
Court: Queen's Bench Division

Judge Coulson QC sitting as a judge of the High Court

Representation Geoffrey Weddell (instructed by Hart Brown, Guildford) for the claimant.
  Andrew Peebles (instructed by Berrymans Lace Mawer, Southampton) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 28 April 2005


Negligence - Personal injury action - Accident at work - Building site - Claimant falling off ladder - Statutory duty - Liability.

The Case

Where the claimant had fallen from a ladder whilst at work, and a trainee employed by the defendant had not been footing the ladder, on the evidence, the trainee had been negligent and in breach of statutory duty under the Construction (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1996, SI1996-1592, and the defendant employee was vicariously liable for those breaches.

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