Uren v Corporate Leisure (UK) Ltd & Anor [2013] EWHC 353

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    EWHC 353
  • Legal Body
    England and Wales High Court (EWHC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Health and Safety
Issues covered: Risk assessment

The Claimant was a 21 year old senior aircraftman attending an RAF fun day. He participated in a game which involved climbing into a large inflatable pool which was filled with shallow water. The Claimant dived head first over the wide inflatable side into the pool and sustained serious injuries, rendering him tetraplegic for life. He sued the supplier of the pool and the RAF for damages. Mr Justice Foskett found that the risk of serious injury arising from headfirst entry in this game ought to have been foreseen and ought to have been foreseen as creating a more than minimal risk – certainly a risk that needed to be considered in order to make a conscious decision whether or not to

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This article is correct at 01/03/2013

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