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  • Lords reject Hillsborough police trauma claims

    Date:
    1 May 1999
    Type:
    Law reports

    In White & Others v Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police & Others the House of Lords dismisses the claims of five police officers suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) caused by the Hillsborough stadium disaster.

  • PC traumatised by gunfire wins damages claim

    Date:
    1 July 1998
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Peter Nobes, the Chief Constable of West Yorkshire Police v Lynne Schofield, the Court of Appeal has upheld damages of £151,000 awarded to a former police officer who suffered post-traumatic stress disorder when a colleague fired a gun unexpectedly at close range.

  • Worker loses "survivor's guilt" depression claim

    Date:
    1 June 1998
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Hunter v British Coal and Cementation Mining Company, the Court of Appeal dismisses a claim by a worker who suffered depression following the death of a colleague in an accident which he believed he had caused.

  • Hillsborough police are entitled to compensation for stress disorders

    Date:
    1 March 1997
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Frost and others v the Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police and others, the Court of Appeal rules that four police officers on duty at the Hillsborough football stadium during the 1989 disaster were "primary" or "direct" victims, even though they were not based in the pens in which the fatalities occurred.

  • Traumatised Hillsborough police officers fail proximity damages test

    Date:
    1 July 1995
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Frost and others v the Chief Constable of South Yorkshire and others, the High Court holds that six police officers are not entitled to damages for psychiatric damage caused by the Hillsborough disaster.

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