Kennedy v Cordia (Services) LLP [2016] UKSC

Posted In: Case Law
  • Case Reference
    UKSC 6
  • Legal Body
    Uk Supreme Court (UKSC)
  • Type of Claim / Jurisdiction
    Health and Safety, Contracts of Employment
Issues covered: Health and Safety; Personal Protective Equipment; PPE; Workplace Injury; Circumstances and Employer Liability

The appellant was employed as a home carer by the respondents. Her work involved visiting clients in their homes and providing personal care. On 18 December 2010, at around 8pm, she was required to visit an elderly lady. There had been severe wintry conditions in central Scotland for several weeks, with snow and ice lying on the ground. The appellant was driven to the house by a colleague, who parked her car close to a public footpath leading to the house. The footpath was on a slope, and was covered with fresh snow overlying ice. It had not been gritted or salted. The appellant was wearing flat boots with ridged soles. After taking a few steps, she slipped and fell, injuring her wrist.

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This article is correct at 11/03/2016

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