Selwood v Durham County Council & Ors  EWCA Civ 979Posted In: Case Law
Case ReferenceEWCA Civ 979
Legal BodyEngland and Wales Court of Appeal (EWCA)
Type of Claim / JurisdictionHealth and Safety
This case concerns the question of who should be held vicariously liable for damages arising out of employees injured at work – the employer, third parties, or both? The appellant worked as a social worker for Durham County Council, which worked closely with two NHS trusts to provide integrated social care and mental health services.
One of the appellant's cases concerned a young girl whose father suffered from mental health problems and was a voluntary patient of both NHS trusts. He was known to have a history of violent behaviour. He told medical professionals that he wished to harm the
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