Litigating Psychiatric Injury Claims provides practitioners with an essential guide to handling the complex legal and practical issues arising from psychiatric injury. The authors are the highly experienced solicitors David Marshall and Jenny Kennedy, from specialist London firm Anthony Gold, and barrister Rehana Azib, from leading chambers 2 Temple Gardens. Specialist chapters have also been contributed by Dr Martin Baggeley on the medical aspects and District Judge Elizabeth Batten on mental capacity.
The book provides practitioners with a practical guide to dealing with the complex legal issues arising from psychiatric injury. It deals with the development of law and practice over the last ten years, particularly in the area of stress at work and the growing role of rehabilitation. It provides a clear guide to the complexities of establishing liability, as well as practical assistance in running psychiatric claims.
Contents includes: Liability and compensation for psychiatric injury: an overview; Primary victims of negligence: shock cases; Primary victims of negligence: non-shock cases; Secondary victims of negligence; Intentional acts and other liability; The illness; Capacity; Compensation; Practical steps; Appendices.
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Table of Contents
1 Liability and compensation for psychiatric injury: an overview; 2 Primary victims of negligence: shock cases; 3 Primary victims of negligence: non-shock cases; 4 Secondary victims of negligence; 5 Intentional acts and other liability; 6 The illness; 7 Compensation; 8 Practical steps; 9 The Mental Capacity Act 2005; 10 The future 194.