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Personal Injuries

Michael Lobban

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XII: 1820–1914 Private Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258826
eISBN:
9780191705168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258826.003.0022
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Since the age of industrialization and urbanization was also one of accidents, personal injury suits constituted a high proportion of cases heard by common law judges. In deciding how far those who ... More


‘The Instrumentality of Others’: Railway Accidents and the Courts, 1840–1875

R. W. Kostal

in Law and English Railway Capitalism 1825–1875

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198265672
eISBN:
9780191682926
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198265672.003.0008
Subject:
Law, Legal History

In the 1840s injured railway passengers and employees alike commenced legal actions for damages. It is clear that many lawyers of the era believed that both kinds of accident victims might commence ... More


Workplace Injuries

Michael Lobban

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XII: 1820–1914 Private Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258826
eISBN:
9780191705168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258826.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter on workplace injuries in the 19th century covers workmen and the common law, the Employers's Liability Act 1880, and Workmen's Compensation Act 1897.


Bringing Justice to Large Groups of People: Mass Torts and Class Actions (II)

Jeffrey B. Morris

in Leadership on the Federal Bench: The Craft and Activism of Jack Weinstein

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199772414
eISBN:
9780190259976
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199772414.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter focuses on Weinstein's involvements since Agent Orange. His ventures with asbestos litigation and later mass tort cases proved much less successful than Agent Orange. However, he ... More


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