Oliver v Nautilus Steam Shipping Co Ltd: 1903

Where an employee was injured at work, but by an outside person, section 6 of the 1897 Act provides that the worker could ‘at his option, proceed, either at law against that person to recover damages, or against his employer for compensation under this Act, but not against both’. If compensation under the Act was paid, the ’employer [was] entitled to be indemnified’ by that other person.
Receipts given ‘without prejudice’ were accepted by the employers.
Held: The workman had not exercised the option under the Act.


[1903] 2 KB 639


Workmen’s Compensation Act 1897 6

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Litigation Practice, Employment, Personal Injury

Updated: 14 May 2022; Ref: scu.243136