compensation culture


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compensation culture

n
(Law) a culture in which people are very ready to go to law over even relatively minor incidents in the hope of gaining compensation
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If you listen to the industry body, the Association of British Insurers, a big problem is today's compensation culture.
Originating in a conference held at the University of Limerick, Quill and Friel present essays on damages and compensation culture.
Maurice Tulloch, Chairman Global General Insurance and CEO UK & Ireland General Insurance, Aviva, said, Our research shows that the British public is sick and tired of the toxic compensation culture that has increased premiums, fraud and nuisance calls.
Jonathan Isaby, chief executive of the TaxPayers' Alliance, said: "The compensation culture is costing taxpayers dear and every pound spent on settlements or higher insurance premiums is a pound that isn't spent on essential services such as road maintenance or social care.
Aviva said that despite the Government's efforts to tackle the compensation culture and bring down motor insurance costs, further reforms are needed to reduce the number and cost of whiplash claims.
The TaxPayers' Alliance, said: "This compensation culture is out of control and it is taxpayers who end up with the bill.
Indeed, the proliferation of inflated the "cash-for-crisis", or "where there is blame, there is a claim" compensation culture has weakened this nation culturally and economically.
If this compensation culture continues, we may as well disband our armed forces.
Emma Boon, from the Taxpayers' Alliance, said: "Sadly the growing compensation culture is partly responsible for many of these bonkers payouts.
It is the latest blow to the Cardiff firm, who recently said a ban on referral fees would hit their full-year earnings - but they welcomed the move to tackle the UK's compensation culture.
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.
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