Litigation Recent Decisions 30/07/96

Damages awarded on appeal for repetitive strain injury

Pickford v Imperial Chemical Industries.

CA (Stuart-Smith LJ, Waite LJ and Swinton-Thomas LJ) 18/7/96.

Summary: Successful appeal by a secretary/typist against dismissal of her claim for repetitive strain injury from long hours of typing.

Appeal against dismissal of plaintiff's claim for repetitive strain injury, which the plaintiff said she had contracted in the course of her employment as a secretary with the defendants' pharmaceutical section at Macclesfield. It had been caused by excessive typing, had developed in 1988 and come to a head in 1989.