Articles - DAC Beachcroft

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Employers have a duty to assess the risk of stress

Employers have a duty to assess the risk of stress

Employers have a duty to assess the risk of stress Workers are under ever increasing pressures at work, often striving to deliver mor ...

Occupational Stress in the Construction Sector

Occupational Stress in the Construction Sector

In 2018 82,000 cases of ill-health were reported in the construction sector.  25% of those cases related to mental ill-health including stress, anxiet ...

Disease Update: 2019 Q2

Disease Update: 2019 Q2

In this edition we consider the significant award of damages in the NIHL case of Inglis v MOD; “Spiking” in mesothelioma reinsurance claims; emerging ...

Asbestos – A Limitation Decision

Asbestos – A Limitation Decision

The Claimant, aged 81, claimed provisional damages against each of the Defendants for alleged asbestos–related injury leading to the development of di ...

What does 2018 have to offer for industrial disease litigation?

What does 2018 have to offer for industrial disease litigation?

As we enter 2018 it is clear that it will be a significant year for disease litigation. In this article we take a look at some of the key issues which ...

Is an interlocutory judgment the end of the road?

Is an interlocutory judgment the end of the road?

The question of whether a judgment for damages to be assessed should allow a Defendant to dispute the cause of a compensatable condition was considere ...

Supreme Court confirms insurers' right of recoupment in mesothelioma claims

Supreme Court confirms insurers' right of recoupment in mesothelioma claims

Supreme Court confirms insurers' right of recoupment in mesothelioma claims