Fatal accident claims: victory in suicide case

15 Apr 2008

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 [2008] 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.