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Court of Appeal backs diffuse ULD claimants

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    Alexander and others v Midland Bank plc [1999] IRLR 723 CA (0 other reports)

In Alexander and others v Midland Bank plc, the Court of Appeal upholds the decision of the trial court that five data encoders developed work-related upper-limb disorders (WRULDs) caused by repetitive work under intensive pressure, insufficient work breaks and poor arm posture. The judgment is notable because it highlights the interplay and interdependence of these factors, and because it concerns "diffuse" conditions, ie those WRULDs that do not present physical symptoms and have led in the past to accusations that the problems are "all in the mind". The claimants were tests cases for colleagues with similar problems.