Psychological Injuries – Where are we now?


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My Lords, the law on the recovery of compensation for pure psychiatric harm is a patchwork quilt of distinctions which are difficult to justify.”

Lord Steyn in White v Chief Constable of Yorkshire Police [1999] 2 A.C. 455

The situation remains complex and being clear when Psychological Injuries can be the subject of a claim is an important skill for a PI practitioner. This webinar will get you up to date on the issues in this complex area.

After watching our Webinar you will have learned:

  • All the latest decisions and the categories of Claimants who may be eligible to recover
  • To appreciate the need for effective expert evidence (re: Injury)
  • To be aware of the relationship between physical and psychiatric losses ,when recoverable and the nature of the harm.
  • To appreciate when the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 may be relevant to your pleaded case

We will be discussing:

  • Secondary Victims
  • Primary Victims
    • Who can recover?
    • What type harm can be compensated?
  • Nervous Shock
    • Meaning
    • Recognised Psychiatric Injury?
  • Role of the Protection from Harassment Act 1997

Case Law

Young v MacVean [2014] CSOH 133; 2014 S.L.T. 934 (OH) 

Liverpool Women’s Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v Ronayne [2015] EWCA Civ 588; [2015] P.I.Q.R. P20 (CA (Civ Div) 

Owers v Medway NHS Foundation Trust [2015] EWHC 2363 (QB) (QBD) 

Taylor v A Novo (UK) Ltd [2013] EWCA Civ 194; [2014] Q.B. 150 (CA (Civ Div)) 

Page v Smith [1996] A.C. 155; Times, May 12, 1995 (HL)

Alcock v Chief Constable of South Yorkshire [1992] 1 A.C. 310; Guardian, December 11, 1991 (HL)

Book this Webinar if you want to:

  • Be aware of current arguments and decisions (re: recovery for Psychiatric Injury)
  • Make decisions on Claimants who can recover when Injuries sustained are purely Psychological
  • Give informed advice to Claimants on prospects of success for a claim for Psychiatric Injury
  • Make realistic assessments of settlement proposals
  • Be in a position to make realistic settlement proposals
  • Be able to obtain appropriate expert evidence to maximize damages


The webinar is now available as a recording and you can access it whenever you wish.

Your Trainer:

NEW – Ogden: How to use the Supplementary Tables and Tables A-DNicky Carter is a self-employed Solicitor and Legal Trainer and has been delivering training for us since 2010.



Prices for MASS Members are £75 for a single view and £150 for a group view

Prices for Non Members are £95 for a single view and £190 for a group view

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