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How to “Stress Test” Psychiatric Claims in the Workplace

The last few years have seen a tremendous rise in claims for psychiatric injury caused by alleged stress in the workplace. A labour force survey in 2014 revealed that there are 487,000 cases of work related stress, depression and anxiety and this included 244,000 new cases.


Claims Culture (has the bubble burst?) and the use of surveillance evidence in personal injury cases – is this the tide changing?

When I first sat down to write this is article a few weeks ago I was intending to direct my thoughts to situations when it might be useful (within personal injury litigation) for defendants to consider obtaining surveillance evidence. I am not intending to write an exposition on the admissibility or even the legality of such evidence which I think is familiar territory for most of us.


Recent insurance related decisions

There is no doubt that in the right case an application by an insurer for a court declaration of non-liability under a policy can be a practical and useful answer to a coverage dispute. This case, although giving valuable guidance on Public and Products liability policies, illustrates the potential perils in making such an application.