Cook v Bradford NHS Trust (CoA 23 October 2002)

An employer has a duty of care not to place employees in a position of foreseeable risk.

Case facts

The claimant was a Healthcare Assistant who worked in the seclusion suite at a psychiatric hospital. A patient was under constant supervision by two other assistants at all times. She went to check on the two assistants to see if they wanted refreshments and were told it was safe to enter the room. The patient then hit her hard in the face causing psychological injuries.


Conclusion for me

The Trust had a duty of care not to place the Claimant in a position of foreseeable risk.


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Updated: 3rd May, 2021
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