*Dryden and others v Johnson Matthey plc

Damages – Personal injury. The concept of actionable personal injury was sufficiently broad to include the damage suffered by the claimants, which was far from negligible. The Supreme Court so held in allowing the claimants' appeal against the decision of the Court of Appeal, Civil Division, to reject their claims against the employer company for damages for personal injuries caused by the company's negligence and/or breach of statutory duty following the exposure to platinum salts while working in the company's factories, which had led the claimants to develop platinum salt sensitisation.

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