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Young v Charles Church (Southern) Ltd

[1997] 39 BMLR 146

Case summary last updated at 19/01/2020 11:01 by the Oxbridge Notes in-house law team.

Judgement for the case Young v Charles Church (Southern) Ltd

 P was working when a workmate nearby was electrocuted and killed because D (employer) was in breach of safety regulations, and as a result suffered psychiatric illness. CA allowed P’s claim for negligence causing nervous shock saying: (1) D, as an employer, was under a duty of care to P; (2) P suffered harm as a secondary party; and (3) P came within the protection of fear for personal injury as established in EE Caledonia, that a person could sue if he was in the area of actual danger even though he escaped. 

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