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Knowing the risks – forseeability of stress related illness in the time of Covid-19


By Kara Loraine.

Employers and workers are facing unprecedented challenges in responding to the current pandemic and the measures put in place by the UK governments to tackle it. One area of increasing concern is the impact of the crisis on mental health and wellbeing.

It appears to be broadly acknowledged that there are specific risks to mental health associated with working during the crisis, particularly in the health sector but also that there are increased risks across a range of other groups of workers, including those working from home and those who are furloughed.

Stress at work can lead to several potential claims. This article will consider the potential impact of the current crisis on personal injury claims for psychiatric injury arising from stress, particularly the impact on foreseeability of injury.

To read Kara’s full article, please click here.

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