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Julian Powell  
#1 Posted : 05 November 2019 06:41:14(UTC)
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Julian Powell

Had a manager have a stroke while sat at his desk.

Was taken to 'drop in' centre by colleague, then taken by colleague to hospital.

Stroke diagnosed, now off work on long term sick.

Is this reportable or not?

Zyggy  
#2 Posted : 05 November 2019 07:14:13(UTC)
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Zyggy

Julian, absolutely not RIDDOR reportable as it was a medical episode & not an injury.
Roundtuit  
#3 Posted : 05 November 2019 09:36:17(UTC)
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Roundtuit

Not caused by a workplace accident and not a specified injury = Not  RIDDOR

A Kurdziel  
#4 Posted : 05 November 2019 09:55:16(UTC)
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A Kurdziel

Unless he was doing something at (for work) that caused the stroke absolutely not

hilary  
#5 Posted : 05 November 2019 10:58:16(UTC)
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hilary

Totally agree, not RIDDOR.  However, not RIDDOR doesn't mean don't make a detailed record for your own files, taking all factors into account just in case the IP (or his representative ambulance chaser) wants to come back and say that it was work related stress that was the catalyst for the stroke or some other such stuff that people claim for these days.

Just get your documents in order, find out what he was working on and make a dossier - just in case.

thanks 5 users thanked hilary for this useful post.
jmaclaughlin on 05/11/2019(UTC), CptBeaky on 05/11/2019(UTC), Natasha.Graham on 05/11/2019(UTC), jwk on 05/11/2019(UTC), Swygart25604 on 06/11/2019(UTC)
Hsquared14  
#6 Posted : 05 November 2019 13:21:57(UTC)
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Hsquared14

RIDDOR applies only to work related injuries and very specific work related / caused illnesses, strokes do not fall under the remit of RIDDOR and should not be reported

O'Donnell54548  
#7 Posted : 05 November 2019 13:34:40(UTC)
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O'Donnell54548

Originally Posted by: Hsquared14 Go to Quoted Post

RIDDOR applies only to work related injuries and very specific work related / caused illnesses, strokes do not fall under the remit of RIDDOR and should not be reported


As far as I know, stress is not reportable

John Carver  
#8 Posted : 06 November 2019 22:07:25(UTC)
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John Carver

First of all, I hope that your manager is able to recover from the medical condition.

The medical condition is not reportable under RIDDOR.

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