McShane v Burnwynd Racing Stables Ltd: SCS 5 Jun 2015

‘This case concerns an accident at the defenders’ racing stables on 25 March 2011. The pursuer was employed there by the defenders as trainer or assistant trainer. He was exercising a horse (‘Psalm 23′) on the training gallop. At the far end of the gallop, just before the third or final bend, his horse fell and landed on him. He was badly hurt. His left arm was injured and he has been left with a permanent impairment to his left side. He sues the defenders on the basis, in short, that the gallop was unsafe and that that was the cause of the fall.’

Lord Glennie
[2015] ScotCS CSOH – 70
Work at Height Regulations 2005, Workplace (Health, Safety & Welfare) Regulations 1992

Scotland, Health and Safety, Negligence, Personal Injury

Updated: 30 December 2021; Ref: scu.547657