"This title was first published in 2002. This book offers an intriguing examination of the law concerning liability for psychiatric injury suffered by employees in the workplace. Included among these are employees confronting the risk of death or injury in the course of their normal employment, such as police or fire-fighters, those confronting death or injury out of their ordinary course of employment, such as accidents at work, and those possibly exposed to health-threatening circumstances, such as dust in the workplace. Also considered are employees who suffer mental health problems resulting from environmental factors, such as bullying, overwork and disciplinary measures. 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 providing a psychiatric medicine perspective and a detailed analysis of the current state of the law in England, Wales and Australia."--Provided by publisher.
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Chapter 1 Introduction chapter 2 A Medical Perspective of Workplace Trauma chapter 3 Workers' Compensation chapter 4 Basis of Employer's Liability at Common Law chapter 5 Common Law Claims: Confronting Death, Injury or Peril chapter 6 Common Law Claims: Environmental Stress chapter 7 Minimising Legal Exposure.
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