Priestly vs Fowler, 1 case in Tort Law that helped define the WHS LawPriestly vs Fowler

Priestley vs Fowler 1837 was a foundation case in Tort law that greatly assisted in establishing servant master relationships and duties to employees. Be it all for a worker (Priestly) working for the Butcher (Fowler) and a subsequent incident when an over laden wooden cart broke and injured the worker. It was held that the Butcher should not have been aware of the damage to the wooden cart causing the cart to topple and injure the worker but that he should have been aware of the overladen cart that led to the damage and subsequent damage and injury.

How far have advanced in recent years in the courts and in the workplace, as these two arenas are vastly different.

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