Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [1998] All ER (D) 678
Court: House of Lords
Judge:

Lord Browne-Wilkinson, Lord Griffiths, Lord Goff of Chieveley, Lord Steyn and Lord Hoffmann

Representation Andrew Collender QC and Patrick Limb (instructed by Hammond Suddards, Leeds) for the chief constable.
  Benet Hytner QC and Graham Platts (instructed by Russell Jones & Walker, Sheffield) for the plaintiffs.
Judgment Dates: 3 December 1998

Catchwords

Negligence - Duty to take care - Nervous shock - Employer - Rescuer - Policemen suffering psychiatric injury in the course of rescue - Whether entitled to recover for psychiatric injury - Whether owed duty of care by employer as employees or rescuers.

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