Shackleton v M-I Drilling Fluids UK Ltd

Personal injury – Liability – Health and safety. Court of Session: In an action in which a sales manager sought reparation from his former employers for a back injury he sustained after allegedly tripping on a chip or indentation in the floor at their premises while moving some boxes, the court held that the pursuer had failed to prove that the chip rendered the floor unsuitable by posing real risk to his health and safety, or that it was an obstruction that might cause a person to trip or fall, and he had thus failed to establish that the defenders were in breach of the Workplace (Health, Safety and Welfare) Regulations 1992.

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