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Lough v Intruder Detention and Surveillance Fire & Security Ltd and anor - householder partly responsible for personal injury suffered by a contractor's employee - [2008] EWCA Civ 1009, on 26.6.08

Mr Lough was an apprentice alarm engineer employed by Intruder Detention and Surveillance Fire & Security Ltd which had contracted to instal a security system at the home of a Mr Fulton. Other work was being done at the house and at the time in question there was no safety rail, banister or balustrade protecting visitors from falling from an upstairs landing. Mr Lough fell and was injured. He sued his employer. That claim was settled on the basis that his employer was liable, subject to a deduction of 5% for his contributory negligence.

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