Campbell v Gordon  UKSC 38Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceUKSC 38
Legal BodyUk Supreme Court (UKSC)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionSickness and Absence, Health and Safety, Tribunal Practice, Procedures and Jurisdictional Issues
The Appellant, Mr Campbell, was employed as an apprentice joiner by a company whose sole director was Mr Gordon, the Respondent. The Respondent was responsible for the day-to-day operation of the company. The Appellant suffered an injury whilst working with an electric saw on 28 June 2006. The company’s employers’ liability policy excluded claims arriving from the use of “woodworking machinery” powered by electricity, and thus excluded any claim arising out of the Appellant’s accident.
The company’s failure to have in place appropriate assurance was a breach of its obligations under section 1(1) of the Employers’ Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969 (“the 1969 Act”). The company went
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