Jones v Scottish Opera

Personal injury – Negligence – Duty of care – Damages. Court of Session: In an action by a self-employed production manager, who sustained a wrist injury while at work after falling from a trailer owned by the defenders, the court held that the defenders had failed to provide a ramp as a safe means of accessing and egressing the trailer, the pursuer had proved that they owed a duty of care to him and that they were in breach of that duty, that it was not appropriate to make an award of contributory negligence, and that an appropriate award for solatium was £8,000.

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