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Fayeee19
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Lets say I organise a paintball charity event and instead of going for the usual protective equipment that I normally purchase (that are 100% but slightly more expensive) I this time go for the cheaper ones, being made fully aware (through internet research) that people have been having issues with it.
Would I (the event organiser) be liable in negligence if a girl who wore the protective goggles and overalls (designed for paint-balling) fell due to an untreated patch floor which led to her breaking her arm and ruining her designer clothing?
Surely, one wouldn't expect her to be wearing designer clothing to a paintballing event right?
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I think it'd be pretty strange to wear designer clothing to a paintballing event, whatever floats her boat though I guess!

Wouldn't the issue be whether you, as the organiser, breached your duty? Though she did ruin her designer clothing, the main issue would be the untreated patch floor, i.e. the cost of prevention (Latimer v AEC). On the facts we can't say whether reasonable precautions were taken to minimise the risk (treating the floor), she did ruin her clothes and break her arm, though only as a result of the fall.
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(Original post by Portbik)
I think it'd be pretty strange to wear designer clothing to a paintballing event, whatever floats her boat though I guess!

Wouldn't the issue be whether you, as the organiser, breached your duty? Though she did ruin her designer clothing, the main issue would be the untreated patch floor, i.e. the cost of prevention (Latimer v AEC). On the facts we can't say whether reasonable precautions were taken to minimise the risk (treating the floor), she did ruin her clothes and break her arm, though only as a result of the fall.

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