Psychiatric and occupational stress

Psychiatric and occupational stress guidance:

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Many claims for psychiatric injury arise from a single event or series of events. In contrast, occupational stress claims normally arise from events that have occurred...

Practice Note

See also Practice Note: Occupational stress—establishing liability ‘Traditional’ occupational stress claims These are cases where the claimant has suffered a distinct...

Practice Note

Classifying the victim Liability for psychiatric injury is dependent in part on the nature of the injuries suffered and the manner in which they were sustained. Where a...

Practice Note

Pre-existing legal relationships Sometimes psychiatric injury will occur in circumstances where there is a pre-existing legal relationship between the claimant and the...

Practice Note

Defining the primary victim A primary victim is a claimant who was directly involved as a participant in the incident that caused their psychiatric injury. Classes of...

Practice Note

What is a secondary victim? A primary victim is a claimant who was directly involved as a participant in the incident that caused their psychiatric injury. See Practice...

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The general rule—no compensation for mental distress without recognised psychiatric illness It is common for accident victims to suffer considerable distress as a result...

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For guidance on the establishing a secondary victim, see Practice Note: Psychiatric injury—secondary victims. Post-Alcock The Court of Appeal has, in the years since the...

Practice Note