The claimant’s husband had been employed by the defendant and had suffered severe head injuries because of malfunctioning machinery. He suffered post-traumatic stress disorder and that led to depression. He ultimately committed suicide. His widow claimed against the employers for loss attributable to her husband’s death by suicide.
Held: The claim was dismissed. It was no part of an employer’s duty of care to his workers to prevent a later suicide.
Nigel Baker QC
 EWHC 895 (QB),  PIQR P11
Fatal Accidents Act 1976
Appeal from – Corr v IBC Vehicles Ltd CA 31-Mar-2006
The deceased had suffered a head injury whilst working for the defendant. In addition to severe physical consequences he suffered post-traumatic stress, became more and more depressed, and then committed suicide six years later. The claimant . .
At first Instance – Corr v IBC Vehicles Ltd HL 27-Feb-2008
The claimant’s husband had committed suicide. She sought damages for financial loss from his former employers under the 1976 Act. He had suffered a severe and debilitating injury working for them leading to his depression and suicide. The employers . .
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Updated: 16 February 2021; Ref: scu.347405