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More than a nuisance: personal injury under Rylands

Waterlow Legal and Regulatory
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  • K Law (General)
  • Chemistry


Discusses, by reference to case law, whether damages for personal injury are recoverable under Rylands v Fletcher liability. Considers the issue by reference to a hypothetical scenario in which a claimant suffers personal injury as a result of a chemical leak from a factory for which the factory owner is not at fault. Considers claims based on diminution in amenity and for consequential loss.

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