By : Jamie Clarke
The House of Lords has ruled that the widow of a man horrifically injured in a workplace accident can claim damages from his employer for his suicide.
In Corr v IBC Vehicles  UKHL 13 the Lords ruled that it was reasonably foreseeable that the victim would kill himself as a result of a severe depression following the accident, in which he was almost decapitated.Read Jamie Clarke's full text here, first published in Solictors Journal 01/04/2008.
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