Lees v Dunkerley Brothers: HL 3 Nov 1910

A workman was injured while at work owing to the negligence of two fellow-servants. The employers became liable to pay him compensation, and claimed to be indemnified by the fellow-servants, as liable to pay damages under ‘a legal liability in some person other than the employer’ to pay damage in respect of the injury. Held that the fellow-servants’ negligence constituted legal liability in terms of the Act, and that the doctrine of collaborateur did not affect the liabilities of servants inter se.


[1910] UKHL 724




Workmen’s Compensation Act 1906 6


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Employment, Negligence, Personal Injury

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