Musculoskeletal disorders

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  • Bad training causes back injury

    Date:
    1 December 1996
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Fraser v Greater Glasgow Health Board, a nurse successfully sues her employer, claiming it provided inadequate instruction and training in a manual handling technique.

  • Secretary wins first keyboard WRULD case in Court of Appeal

    Date:
    1 October 1996
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Pickford v Imperial Chemical Industries plc, the Court of Appeal finds that the company had breached its duty of care to a secretary who developed the prescribed condition PDA4 ("writer's cramp").

  • Training and experience should have stopped fireman taking risks

    Date:
    1 August 1996
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Crofts v Roche Products Ltd, a firefighter who suffered a back injury while putting out a fire fails to win damages from his employer. The Court of Session holds that, given his training and experience, his employer could not anticipate he would attempt to lift or carry anything that would give rise to a risk of injury.

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HR and legal information and guidance relating to employee health (musculoskeletal disorders).