Paris. She falls from a stepladder, then falls into depression: the hospital where she works found responsible

Paris. She falls from a stepladder, then falls into depression: the hospital where she works found responsible
Paris. She falls from a stepladder, then falls into depression: the hospital where she works found responsible

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May 18, 2024 at 9:12 a.m.

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There administrative court of appeal of Paris confirmed the “no fault liability” of the University Hospital Group (GHU) Paris Psychiatry and Neurosciences in the depression caused by a Medical Secretary from the Sainte-Anne psychiatric hospital (14th) after falling from a stepladder in 2016 while trying to grab a ream of paper located high up.

“Accountability to service” recognized in 2016

“The attributability to the service” of this fall was recognized at the time by the establishment; a neurologist subsequently concluded that the employee was able to return to work “as part of a therapeutic half-time fixed at 50%”.

But the main person concerned had “not returned to her post”: she had “justified her absences by sick leave certificates established by the doctors who followed her”, relates the Paris administrative court of appeal in a judgment in date of February 13, 2024, which has just been made public.

She subsequently appealed to the Paris administrative court for an expert to be appointed and for the GHU to pay her “a sum of a minimum amount of 61,992.70 euros” while awaiting the report. However, on February 11, 2022, the Paris administrative court only awarded her 5,000 euros, which prompted her to appeal. The GHU had done the same, for its part.

She maintained, among other things, that “the defective layout of the premises and the circumstances of her accident reveal faults on the part of the hospital center with regard to its safety obligations, such as to incur liability”. The doctors had in fact set his “partial permanent incapacity rate” at 10%.

“Post-traumatic stress” and “psychic decompression”

But “if the photographs produced by Ms. places would have been the sole cause of the accident,” the Parisian administrative judges immediately dismiss. The “liability for fault” of the Sainte-Anne psychiatric hospital “due to a failure to fulfill its security obligations” cannot therefore be engaged.


Furthermore, the applicant “does not provide any evidence likely to call into question the assessment of the moral damage and the various disturbances suffered in her living conditions caused by the service accident”. There is therefore no no need to reassess the sums awarded at first instanceestimates the Paris administrative court of appeal.

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The “no-fault liability” of the GHU was confirmed. “If the GHU maintains that the psychiatric context (…) pre-existed this accident (…), the post-traumatic stress syndrome and the psychological decompensation which accompanied it are linked to the consequences of the service accident”, justifies the court. His sentence was, however, reduced to 3,800 euros, and no longer 5,000 euros.

/MJ (PressPepper)

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