The Road to Workers’ Compensation: How Vicarious Liability Killed the Fellow Servant Rule in 1893

In the 1880s, English tort law had a doctrinal problem. A third-party could sue an employer vicariously for the tort of the employer’s employee committed within the scope of employment, a rule so familiar now it is nearly ubiquitous to…

via The Road to Workers’ Compensation: How Vicarious Liability Killed the Fellow Servant Rule in 1893 — Workers’ Compensation Law Prof Blog

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