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Hillsborough police are entitled to compensation for stress disorders

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    Frost and others v Chief Constable of South Yorkshire Police and others [1997] IRLR 173 CA (0 other 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. They are entitled to claim damages for psychiatric injuries on the basis that the chief constable breached a duty of care not to expose them to unnecessary risks of personal injury, whether physical or psychiatric, and/or because they were "rescuers" providing assistance in the immediate aftermath of a disaster.