Psychiatric and occupational stress

Psychiatric and occupational stress guidance:

Dear [insert expert’s name] Re: [insert name of client and the client’s date of birth, address and telephone number] Date of accident: [insert date of accident] Thank you...

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Dear [Insert] Re: [Insert name of client] Thank you for agreeing to report on this case. Your role in the litigation: We have assumed that your report will be limited to...

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Dear [Insert] Re: [Insert name of client/claimant] The Court have now timetabled the case in which you are involved as [Insert details eg liability expert] We enclose a...

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Dear [Insert] Re: [Name of Client/Name of Claimant] You will be aware from the Court timetable that we provided you with that you are required by the court to conduct a...

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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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A secondary victim is someone who has suffered psychiatric injury not by being directly involved in the incident but by witnessing it. The law governing such ‘secondary...

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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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