Unsafe door strikes man in face
Our client was employed by a third party as a removal man. He was working at a School, owned by the defenders, who were moving buildings and so documents were being transferred across to the new school building. The client was moving boxes into the back of a truck and so opened a fire escape door to allow access to the truck. The door was not properly secured and it fell off its hinges and struck the client on his face, causing injury to his teeth. After the accident occurred, the defender’s janitor told the client that he was aware that the door had been broken but, despite this, no warning signs had been put up.
Liability was denied upon intimation of the claim and so an action was raised in the Court of Session. After some time, the defenders finally tendered £5,000 which was accepted