The Indian Contract Act, 1872
225. Compensation to agent for injury caused by principal’s neglect –
The principal must make compensation to his agent in respect of injury 1caused to such agent by the principal’s neglect or want of skill.
A employs B as a bricklayer in building a house, and puts up the scaffolding himself. The scaffolding is unskilfully put up, and B is in consequence hurt. A must make compensation to B.
1.Cf.the Indian Fatal Accidents Act, 1855 (13 of 1855).