Baker v Quantum Clothing Group: CA 22 May 2009

The court considered the responsibility of employers for hearing losses resulting from exposure to noise at a level not at the time appreciated to cause a risk of injury. Smith LJ considered the interpretation by Asquith LJ of the words ‘reasonably practicable’ and said that, in referring to the ‘quantum of risk’, Asquith LJ must have been referring to the gravity of the harm which might occur as well as the likelihood of its occurrence.

Sedley, Smith, Jacob LJJ
[2009] EWCA Civ 499, [2009] PIQR P19, [2009] PIQR P332
England and Wales
See AlsoBaker v Quantum Clothing Group Ltd and Another CA 11-Jun-2008
Application by claimant for order that the respondents would be responsible for their own costs of the appeal irrespective of its outcome. . .
See AlsoBaker v Quantum Clothing Group Ltd CA 28-Jun-2007
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Cited by:
See AlsoBaker v Quantum Clothing Group and Others CA 5-Jun-2009
The court considered a request that one of the three judges (Sedley LJ) recuse himself on the grounds of apparent bias. It was a case claiming damages for personal injury in the form of hearing losses incurred at work. Sedley LJ was Hon President of . .
See AlsoBaker v Quantum Clothing Group Ltd and Others SC 13-Apr-2011
The court was asked as to the liability of employers in the knitting industry for hearing losses suffered by employees before the 1989 Regulations came into effect. The claimant had worked in a factory between 1971 and 2001, sustaining noise induced . .

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