Stress

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  • Traumatised off-duty nurse's fear was reasonable

    Date:
    1 July 2000
    Type:
    Law reports

    In McBride v Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police, the High Court rules that an off-duty nurse who helped those injured and dying in the Hillsborough Stadium disaster is entitled to compensation for the psychiatric illness resulting from witnessing the horrors of that day.

  • Demotion did not make Tesco liable for breakdown

    Date:
    1 June 2000
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Ramwell v Tesco Stores plc, a county court dismisses a former Tesco employee's claim for damages for a nervous breakdown.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Employer liable for stress-related illness

    Date:
    1 January 1995
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Walker v Northumberland County Council the High Court holds an employer liable for the psychiatric damage suffered by an employee after it failed to take reasonable steps to avert a second nervous breakdown.