Lambert v V J Glover Ltd and another

Personal injury – Damages. The claimant fisherman claimed damages for personal injury sustained while working onboard a vessel owned by the first defendant company. The Admiralty Court, in dismissing the claim, held that there had been no failure on the part of the second defendant (the then skipper of the vessel) with respect to his duty of care to the claimant. The injury to the claimant's hand had not been caused by any fault of the second defendant, but had been entirely caused by the claimant's own fault in failing to take sensible and reasonable care of himself. The court further ruled that the injury had not been caused by a person for whom the first defendant had been vicariously liable, or by any defect in the vessel or her equipment.

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