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Q&A Torts 2013-2014, 10th Edition by Janice Elliott Montague

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Negligence - Duty of Care 2

Introduction

In relation to psychiatric injury and the imposition of a duty of care on the emergency services, it is well to bear in mind that there may be policy reasons for restricting the scope of the duty of care.

Checklist ✓

Students need to be familiar with:

psychiatric injury/nervous shock

  • the criteria for recovery:
    • the restrictions on recovery;
    • the possible extensions of persons owed a duty of care;

emergency services

  • duty owed to police, fire and ambulance services;
  • limitations on the duty.

Question 6

Clive has a part-time job in a petrol station. He was working one evening when three rockets, part of an organised firework display, crashed into the garage forecourt. It was later discovered that the rocket’s ...

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