Employer Liability for Workplace Trauma
This book offers an intriguing examination of the law concerning liability for psychiatric injury suffered by employees in the workplace. The amount of damages recovered in such actions can be substantial and this book examines the extent of the employer's liability, as well as provides a psychiatric medicine perspective and a detailed analysis of the current state of the law in England, Wales and Australia.
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Basis of Employers Liability at Common Law
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17 NSWCCR accident action adjustment disorder alleged Australia behaviour bullying cause Chief Constable circumstances CISD claim Comcare common law common law damages Commonwealth Compensation Act conduct Constable of South Corrective Services Commission counselling Court of Appeal death defendant diagnosis Disaster disciplinary dismissal distress emergency services workers emotional employer's duty exposure Handbook of Syndromes Health and Safety Ibid involved Isa Mines Ltd Lord Hoffmann Lord Steyn Ltd v Pusey McFarlane mental Mount Isa Mines negligence normal fortitude NSWCA person physical injury Piper Alpha plaintiff post traumatic stress Posttraumatic Stress Disorder primary victim psychiatric illness psychiatric injury Queensland Corrective Services Queensland Rail reaction reasonable employer reasonably foreseeable regarded Rehabilitation and Compensation relevant response result risk of psychiatric South Wales South Yorkshire Police stressor survivor guilt Syndromes 1993 traumatic event Traumatic Stress 1996 traumatic stress disorder Unisys vicarious liability workplace