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Wright v Edinburgh Royal Infirmary Joint Venture [2008]

14 December 2009

W was a safety and maintenance joiner employed on a temporary basis by E. He injured his eye and shoulder when he fell from a chair on which he had been standing, to repair a hinge, and was struck by a door.

Watt v Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Co Ltd 1999 SLT 1084, Scottish Outer House

29 August 2008

W, a former shipbuilding worker, claimed compensation for injuries allegedly caused to him by exposure to asbestos at his workplace between 1951 and 1970. His claim was partly based on a breach of the Asbestos Industry Regulations 1931. His former employer argued that the 1931 Regulations did not apply to occupations such as shipbuilding which used asbestos, but that the Regulations were limited to the production of asbestos.

Walker v Northumberland County Council (1994) The Times, 24 November, High Court

4 July 2006

Mr Walker, a senior social worker, had been employed by the defendant for 17 years. During the 1980s, his workload increased and he suffered a nervous breakdown because of overwork. He returned to work and told his employers that his pressure of work must be relieved. This was not done, and Mr Walker suffered a second breakdown which resulted in his dismissal for permanent ill health. He claimed compensation.