Litigation Personal Injury 22/7/97

Buckle v Dannimac – CA 24 June 1997

Incident: Injury at work

Appeal issue: Duty of care and quantum

Appeal contentions: Defend-ant's appeal from judgment of Judge Taylor at Middlesbrough County Court on 6 November 1996 that plaintiff recover from defendant £3,500 general damages and special damages to be assessed. Plaintiff suffered back damage while lifting. Contended judge imposed too high a duty of care on defendant. No evidence on which judge could properly find the defendant failed to exercise reasonable care.