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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Publishing the bill, Justice Secretary David Gauke said: "The number of whiplash claims has been too high for too long, and is symptomatic of a wider compensation culture.
If you listen to the industry body, the Association of British Insurers, a big problem is today's compensation culture.
Damages and Compensation Culture: Comparative Perspectives
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.
The TaxPayers' Alliance, said: "This compensation culture is out of control and it is taxpayers who end up with the bill."
I WROTE a couple of years ago complaining about the legal compensation culture.
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.
No compensation culture then - not that my parents would have claimed anyway.
Their comments to the House of Commons transport select committee last month continue a fightback against compensation culture after Birmingham based National Express West Midlands successfully fought a spurious whiplash claim in the city's county courts.
At a summit with leading insurers, Prime Minister David Cameron criticised the "compensation culture" and pledged to reduce the current pounds 1,200 fee for lawyers on small personal injury claims.
Emma Boon, from the Taxpayers' Alliance, said: "Sadly the growing compensation culture is partly responsible for many of these bonkers payouts.
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