In 1994 a postman was injured falling from his post office bike because of a defective brake mechanism. The post office employer were liable, even though an inspection wouldn’t have revealed a problem with the brake, because s6(1) Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1992 imposed no fault liability for defective work equipment. Would this claim be decided differently today, following the abolition of civil liability for breach of almost all health and safety legislation?
DWF Law LLP is an international legal business with specialism in defending personal injury claims and, in partnership with Barristers from Park Square Barristers’ Employers’ Liability team, present a mock trial considering the likely outcome if the trial were heard today. Providing an insight into trial preparation, conduct of a case at trial and the evidence an employer should adduce in order to defeat an EL claim, the event promises to be both informative and engaging.
Judy Dawson will be presiding, with Richard Paige and Caroline Wood appearing as Counsel. All three are members of Park Square Barristers’ Personal Injury team with expertise in Employers’ liability claims.