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High hurdles to clear hinder stress-related injury claims

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Guidelines were set out by the Court of Appeal (CA) in Sutherland v Hatton [2002] IRLR when determining whether an employer is liable for psychiatric injury caused by stress at work. But what is the position when stress results in physical injury?

In Harding v The Pub Estate Company Limited [2005], EWCA Civ 553, the CA recently confirmed that the principles for determining liability for physical injury caused by stress at work are no different from those used to assess liability for psychiatric injury.