The claimant appealed against dismissal of her claim for personal injury in the form of tenosynovitis from keyboard use. The judge had found the defendants not negligent. The claimant typed, but not intensively, and made a fairly small number of keystrokes a day.
Held: The claimant’s daily routine was such that it was in practice interrupted by such breaks or changes of activity as would reduce her workload on the display screen equipment. Though the defendants were in breach, that breach had no causative effect. The appeal succeeded but only in part and as to the time after her return to work when the company had advice to minimise keyboard use.
 EWCA Civ 1374
Health and Safety (Display Screen Equipment) Regulations 1992 1
England and Wales
Judgment – Goodwin v Bennetts UK Ltd (Costs) CA 11-Dec-2008
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Personal Injury, Health and Safety, Negligence
Updated: 11 November 2021; Ref: scu.278664