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Section 225, Contract Act 1872: Compensation To Agent For Injury Caused By Principal's Neglect

Section 225 under the Chapter X (Agency - Appointment and authority of agents) of the Contract Act, 1872 of India - 'Compensation to agent for injury caused by principal's neglect', is reproduced hereunder:—

“The principal must make compensation to his agent in respect of injury caused 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.”

Extra Notes for Readers

(1) Also refer the Indian Fatal Accidents Act, 1855 (13 of 1855).

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