- The Plaintiff was a police officer who attended the scene of a horrific train accident
- He attended the aftermath, carrying the dying and dead
- He suffered a psychiatric injury as a result
- He sued the Defendant
- Could he claim, given that he did not actually see the accident?
- The relevant legislation blocked him from being able to claim because he did not ‘directly perceive’ the accident
- This decision has been seen as somewhat absurd
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