Litigating Psychiatric Injury Claims

Edited by: Rehana Azib, David Marshall, Jenny Kennedy

Litigating Psychiatric Injury Claims is a practical guide to dealing with the complex legal issues arising from psychiatric injury in the UK. It deals with the development of UK law and practice over the last 10 years, particularly in the area of 'stress at work' and the growing role of rehabilitation. Contents include: liability and compensation for psychiatric injury: an overview * primary victims of negligence: shock cases, as well as non-shock cases * secondary victims of negligence * intentional acts and other liability * the illness * compensation * practical steps * capacity * the future. The book provides clear guidance to the complexities of establishing liability, as well as practical assistance on running psychiatric claims. As such, it is an essential book for solicitors and barristers acting for defendants and claimants in UK personal injury cases, as well as for medical experts and witnesses.

246 pages

Publication Date: 1/31/2012
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781845921132