Trauma

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  • PTSD in the workplace: how to recognise it and support employees with the disorder

    Date:
    2 October 2016
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    A training programme has been launched for managers dealing with former servicemen and women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Psychotherapist Piers Bishop explains the rationale behind the programme, and how management training can help all employees with the disorder.

  • Trauma, resilience and growth

    Date:
    7 January 2014
    Type:
    Commentary and analysis

    Post-traumatic stress disorder can have far-reaching effects on an individual's life, making even the simplest tasks an ordeal. Noreen Tehran finds out how employers can help workers who are suffering.

  • Self-inflicted injury did not give duty of care

    Date:
    1 November 2001
    Type:
    Law reports

    In Greatorex v Greatorex, Motor Insurers' Bureau and Pope, the High Court holds that a victim of self-inflicted injuries does not owe a duty of care to a third party not to cause him or her psychiatric injury.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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