Psychological Injuries – An Overview

Invaluable guidance regarding the complex and developing area of psychological injuries

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Course Overview

Psychological Injuries represent a complex and developing area of both PI and clinical negligence law. During this 2-part webinar experienced lecture Nicky Carter will consider the some of the key issues relating to psychological injuries, namely when can claimants recover for purely psychiatric injuries and what are the restrictions?

Part 1 - Primary and Secondary Victims
   •    Psychological Injuries and recovery
   •    Psychological and physical injuries together
   •    Threshold requirements
   •    Control Mechanisms
   •    Primary Victims
   •    Secondary victims


Part 2- When can Claimants recover for Psychological Injuries?
   •    Witnesses and observers
   •    Proximity
   •    The bystander test
   •    Clinical Negligence –Primary/Secondary Victims/
   •    Nervous Shock
   •    Rescuers


What are the requirements?

  • Watch the recorded webinar and review the supporting documentation
  • This course provides 1.25 CPD points

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will have a greater understanding regarding psychological injuries and feel confident when advising clients on regarding such matters

What is the target audience?

  • This course is suitable for practitioners including fee earners, trainees and experienced solicitors

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About Instructor - Nicky Carter

Nicky has over 20 years experience as a claimant PI lawyer and works with a number of leading national firms and regularly presents courses for several of the country's largest providers of legal training. In addition she lectures on the BPTC and in the coming months will be lecturing on the CILEX level 3 and level 6 courses.

Course Curriculum

Part 1

  • Webinar
    00:37:58
  • Slides
    33 Page

Part 2

  • Webinar
    00:34:58
  • Slides
    23 Page

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  • Price
  • £ 90