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Benefit scheme applicant must prove cause of stress

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    Chief Adjudication Officer v Faulds [2000] 2 All ER 961 HL (0 other reports)

In Chief Adjudication Officer v Faulds, the House of Lords rules that an industrial injuries benefit claimant suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder arising from stressful employment must prove exactly what caused his injury.

Former fire officer Faulds suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), arising from years of attending serious incidents, including fires, aircraft crashes and road traffic accidents.