17 judgments found.

Vilnes and Ors. v. Norway

Country: Norway
Year: 2013
Court: The European Court of Human Rights
Citation: Applications nos. 52806/09 and 22703/10)
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Health information, Occupational health
Human Rights: Freedom from torture and cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment, Right of access to information, Right to family life, Right to life
Facts:

The applicants were five Norwegian nationals, a Swedish national and an Icelandic national. The applicants developed health problems such as obstructive lung diseases and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and became disabled. This had happened as a result of their deep diving jobs. They alleged that the working conditions and compromising safety had lead to …Read more

Tags: Awareness, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Lung disease, Neurological diseases, Noncommunicable diseases, Occupational accident, Occupational disease, Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, Pulmonary diseases, Respiratory diseases, Safe working conditions, Workers' compensation
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Case GKPI 11-2093

Country: Russia
Year: 2012
Court: Supreme Court
Health Topics: Disabilities, Disasters and emergencies, Occupational health
Human Rights: Right to social security
Facts:

The appellant contracted a disease while on a business trip to the Chernobyl region to participate in work to contain the consequences of the nuclear disaster. He sought to receive employment compensation based on the disease he acquired and his resulting disability, without submitting an official report on an accident at work or an occupational …Read more

Tags: Disabled, Handicapped, Manmade disaster, Nuclear disaster, Occupational accident, Occupational disease, Occupational health and safety, Physically challenged, Safe working conditions, Workers' compensation
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Case 0028-10-TI

Country: Ecuador
Year: 2011
Court: Constitutional Court [Corte Constitutional]
Citation: Corte Constitucional Case No. 0028-10-TI, July 22, 2010
Health Topics: Disabilities, Health care and health services, Health systems and financing, Occupational health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to health, Right to social security
Facts:

This case was a review of the constitutionality of the Agreement on Social Security signed between the governments of Spain and Ecuador, to provide nationals working in the companion State with the same benefits as they would receive in their home country. In Spain’s case, this required provision for temporary disability during mass outbreaks of …Read more

Tags: Access to health care, Disabled, Maternal health, Occupational accident, Occupational disease, Social security
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Case 3153/2011

Country: Spain
Year: 2011
Court: Supreme Court
Citation: STS 3153/2011
Health Topics: Infectious diseases, Occupational health
Facts:

The appellant claimed to have been infected by the Hepatitis C virus (HCV) which the appellant received during his duties as dissection technician in the Forensic Anatomical Institute in Barcelona. He was diagnosed on July 4, 1997, took sick leave in August 19, 1999, and lodged a claim for financial liability of EUR 600,000, along …Read more

Tags: Hepatitis, Job safety, Occupational accident, Occupational hazards, Workers' compensation
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Jocelyn Edwards

Country: Australia
Year: 2011
Court: Supreme Court of New South Wales
Citation: (2011) 81 NSWLR 198; [2011] NSWSC 478
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Hospitals, Informed consent, Occupational health, Sexual and reproductive health
Human Rights: Right to property
Facts:

Jocelyn and Mark Edwards were happily married and intended to have a child. They encountered some difficulties in conceiving and consulted a fertility clinic. Both subsequently agreed to in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment. Mark had earlier expressed the importance to him of Jocelyn having their child before he was “unable” to, which was positively supported …Read more

Tags: Assisted reproductive technology, Cancer, Clinics, Contraceptives, Fertility, In vitro fertilization, Infertility, Informed choice, Occupational accident, Public hospitals
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Mankayi v. AngloGold Ashanti Ltd.

Country: South Africa
Year: 2011
Court: Constitutional Court
Citation: [2011] ZACC 3; 2011 (5) BCLR 453 (CC) ; 2011 (3) SA 237 (CC) ; [2011] 6 BLLR 527 (CC) ; (2011) 32 ILJ 545 (CC)
Health Topics: Chronic and noncommunicable diseases, Infectious diseases, Occupational health
Human Rights: Right to favorable working conditions, Right to liberty and security of person, Right to social security, Right to work
Facts:

Mr Mankayi brought an action for delictual (tort) damages against AngloGold Ashanti Limited (AngloGold). While working as an underground mineworker between January 1979 and September 1995, Mr Mankayi claimed to have been exposed to harmful dusts and gases that led to his contracting tuberculosis and a chronic obstructive airway condition; these ailments rendered him unable …Read more

Tags: Employment, Lung disease, Noncommunicable diseases, Occupational accident, Occupational disease, Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, Pulmonary diseases, Respiratory diseases, TB, Tuberculosis, Workers' compensation
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Chandran a/l Subbiah v. Dockers Marine Pte Ltd

Country: Singapore
Year: 2009
Court: Court of Appeal
Citation: [2009] SGCA 58
Health Topics: Occupational health
Human Rights: Right to favorable working conditions
Facts:

The appellant was assigned to ensure the proper alignment of the cargo containers when moving cargo containers into and out of a hatch within vessels. This required him to repeatedly enter and leave the hatch. He did so via the only means of access available to them – a metal rung ladder hanging vertically alongside …Read more

Tags: Job safety, Occupational accident, Occupational health and safety, Safe working conditions, Workers' compensation
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Miskitu Divers v. Honduras

Country: Honduras
Year: 2009
Court: Inter-American Commission on Human Rights
Citation: Report No. 121/09, Petition 1186-04, November 12, 2009; OEA/Ser.L/V/II., Doc. 51, corr. 1, 30 December 2009
Health Topics: Disabilities, Occupational health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to due process/fair trial, Right to family life, Right to life
Tags: Disabled, Indigenous groups, Job safety, Occupational accident, Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, Safe working conditions, Workers' compensation
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Smith v. Northamptonshire County Council

Country: United Kingdom
Year: 2009
Court: House of Lords
Citation: [2009] UKHL 27
Health Topics: Occupational health
Human Rights: Right to favorable working conditions
Facts:

Jean Smith brought an action for damages against her employee, Northamptonshire Council, under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, for injuries she suffered in her employment. Ms. Smith was employed by the council as a driver and a carer. Her duties included picking up Mrs. Cotter, who was confined to a wheelchair, …Read more

Tags: Job safety, Occupational accident, Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, Safe working conditions, Workers' compensation
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Torrillo, Atilio Amadeo et al. v. Gulf Oil Argentina S.A. et al.

Country: Argentina
Year: 2009
Court: Supreme Court of Justice [Corte Suprema de Justicia de la Nación Argentina]
Citation: T. 205. XLIV.
Health Topics: Health systems and financing, Occupational health
Human Rights: Freedom from discrimination, Right to bodily integrity, Right to favorable working conditions, Right to health
Facts:

The Plaintiffs, parents of a worker who died in a fire at his workplace, sued their son´s employer for damages. They alleged that the employer had not implemented appropriate measures to deal with situations of emergency such as the fire that caused their son’s death. The lower court accepted the claim of the Plaintiffs, awarding …Read more

Tags: Health insurance, Health regulation, Job safety, Occupational accident, Occupational hazards, Occupational health and safety, Safe working conditions, Workers' compensation
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