There are four elements of tort present in business and these elements will be discussed under:
1.Duty to protect: this element is about the responsibility of the party to protect the rights of other party (Aatiya, 2000). In this situation, Peter was responsible for the act. After looking at this element of tort, peter’s firm was responsible for decorating the flat carefully so security of family could not be challenged.
2.Ailing for exercising a duty of care: this element discus about the responsible duty that needs to be performed by the party. If this element is not fulfilled it means the party has ignored the principles and ignored the standards (Aatiya, 2000). Peters firm is responsible because his employee left the wire open and it was a negligent act.
3.Proximate cause: this element explains about the connection between the duty of breach conducted by one party and the party that faced damage (Aatiya, 2000). In this situation a connection is present between Mr. Chang and Peters firm because peter was responsible for decorating the flats and due to his employee negligence, Mr. Chang got this injury
4.Actual injury: this element discusses about the confirmation of actual injury that needs to be physical or mental. If this injury is present, it means the party was negligent and they need to repay the damages of other party (Aatiya, 2000). In this situation, Mr. Chang was severely injured and he had a shock. Peters firm is liable for paying the damages of hospital and other things.