Legal advice: A contractor spreading slurry for me put a ramp over a pipe across a road and a driver says it caused him to crash. Am I liable?

The contractor said my insurance will have to cover it but I don’t see how it was my fault

Obstacle: 'Part of my land is on the other side of a fairly busy road and it meant the contractor had to put a pipe across the road'. Stock image by Roger Jones

Mary Frances Fahy

Q. I employed a contractor to spread slurry for me using the umbilical (piped) system as it I thought it wouldn’t do as much damage to the land as my slurry tanker would.