Chronic Embitterment and the Litigation Process

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CPD Points 1

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  • C2: Professional Skills (0.5)
  • C4: Substantive Law (0.5)

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Is the stress of the compensation process contributing to a rise in secondary psychological claims and do workers lodge more work-related stress claims due to perceived injustices and how do we define and manage stress disorders that don’t fit any psychiatric diagnoses? This presentation explores, from both a legal and a practical perspective, the effects of ongoing compensation claims on the recovery of injured workers and the concept of ‘chronic embitterment’. It will also consider how to avoid the pitfalls these issues can create.

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Chronic Embitterment and the Litigation Process

Fiona Stanton has over 25 years of broad litigation experience and has extensive experience as counsel in State and Federal Courts, Commissions and Tribunals.

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Chronic Embitterment and the Litigation Process

Courtney has nearly a decade’s experience working in law firms both in Perth the UK.  In the UK, she was involved in the defence of large industrial class actions brought against the National Health Service. She worked closely with both clients and barristers, advising on liability and quantum, preparing for litigation, negotiating settlements and undertaking advocacy.

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Chronic Embitterment and the Litigation Process

Andrew graduated from the University of Notre Dame (Sydney) in 2014 with a Bachelor of Law/Bachelor of Arts (History), and was admitted to practice as a solicitor in 2015. 

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Course Summary

Is the stress of the compensation process contributing to a rise in secondary psychological claims and do workers lodge more work-related stress claims due to perceived injustices and how do we define and manage stress disorders that don’t fit any psychiatric diagnoses? This presentation explores, from both a legal and a practical perspective, the effects of ongoing compensation claims on the recovery of injured workers and the concept of ‘chronic embitterment’. It will also consider how to avoid the pitfalls these issues can create.

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