Chapter 7. The Law of Compensation: Civil Liability

  1. Diana M. Kloss LLB (London), LLM (Tulane), Barrister (Gray's Inn), Hon FFoM

Published Online: 21 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470776100.ch7

Occupational Health Law, Fourth Edition

Occupational Health Law, Fourth Edition

How to Cite

Kloss, D. M. (2005) The Law of Compensation: Civil Liability, in Occupational Health Law, Fourth Edition, Blackwell Science Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470776100.ch7

Author Information

  1. Honorary Senior Lecturer in Occupational Health Law, University of Manchester, Part-time Chairman of Employment Tribunals

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 21 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 7 FEB 2005

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632064977

Online ISBN: 9780470776100



  • compensation;
  • civil liability;
  • post traumatic stress disorder;
  • product liability;
  • exemplary damages


This chapter contains section titled:

  • The tort action

  • The employer's duty of care

  • What is negligence?

  • Breach of statutory duty

  • Liability for the negligence of others

  • Causation

  • Liability of the employer to non-employees

  • Duty to the unborn child

  • Post traumatic stress disorder

  • Assumption of risk and the fault of the claimant

  • Paternalism

  • Several potential defendants

  • Attempts to exclude liability

  • Product liability

  • Damages

  • The living claimant

  • Fatal accidents

  • Exemplary damages

  • Limitation of actions

  • Alternatives to the tort-based system