compensation culture


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compensation culture

a system in which people are very ready to go to law over even relatively minor incidents in the hope of gaining compensation, often used in a vituperative or derisory sense. In that the law of civil wrongs is designed to make wrongdoers pay for harm, it may simply reflect fair access to justice. If the system allows the claimant to pursue the claim at no cost and without risk of cost on failure and the ‘compensation’ can exceed the loss as where jury verdicts are common, then indeed there may be problems of justice for respondents.
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Originating in a conference held at the University of Limerick, Quill and Friel present essays on damages and compensation culture. It focuses on damages in personal injury claims in England and Wales, Canada, Australia, Ireland, and continental Europe.
The vast majority (85%) of Brits believe that Britain has a compensation culture, with almost nine-in-ten (88%) saying that too many people see compensation as an easy way to make cash.
"The compensation culture is costing taxpayers dear" Jonathan Isaby of the TaxPayers' Alliance
The saddest thing is, because of the crass abuse of the compensation culture, the real deserving will, once again, suffer.
"The first factor is the dysfunctional compensation system which has led to a growing compensation culture in the UK.
Or it could be excessive or unwarranted payouts in a compensation culture that we should be rejecting.
Compensation culture is a myth and is, in fact, a buzz concept created by the insurance industry, according to Jaswinder Kaur Tawana, an Associate in the Personal Injury team at West Midlands law firm FBC Manby Bowdler LLP.
A FIERCE row over health and safety was raging last night after the Government pledged to tackle the UK's "damaging" compensation culture.
Summary: The Government has pledged to tackle the UK's "damaging" compensation culture with a shake-up of health and safety measures.
But using Freedom of Information laws we have now uncovered just how much the compensation culture costs local authorities - and ultimately taxpayers - across the region.
'Expectations have increased and the compensation culture is creeping in'
Maybe Mr Stephenson considers himself to be a modern day version of Robin Hood gone wrong, taking from the taxpayers and giving to the greedy who exploit this compensation culture.
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