The idea of Britain being in the grip of a so called ‘compensation culture’ is all to frequently banded around these days, but it is sometimes very important to identify that there is a reason for personal injury law – and an agenda about the myths surrounding it.
Personal injury law plays an important role in the economic situation behind health and safety in the work place and on the roads. If a company was not at risk of being liable for injuries that it caused, then they might well fail to comply with any duty which was not a positive statutory legal requirement. This would clearly be an absurd situation, for companies could not possibly be permitted to behave however they pleased if this involved putting the public, their customers or their staff at risk. This was soundly illustrated by the claimant in a recent personal injury claim which the Accident Advice Helpline supported.
The injury claim in Hordon on the Hill
Mr. Lester, 47 from Hordon on the Hill, was badly burned when a workplace fire became out of control in May 2012. Mr. Lester told us that he and other colleagues had repeatedly pointed out to senior managers that the situation was making an injury claim Hordon on the Hill quite possible, and that he had seen similar incidents take place in the past at previous workplaces.
The judge in the case commented that this had been a case in which all the signs of serious injury had been present and the company should have done more to prevent the injury from occurring when the opportunity had been present.
Statutory duties to prevent injury claims in Hordon on the Hill?
Under the current English common law system a claimant will have a right to claim if they are caused injury through the negligence of another. An injury claim in Hordon on the Hill; these events are the exercise of a personal right on the part of the claimant. The alternative method of regulating the conduct of companies would be to pass laws making statutory duties to do or not do certain things in such a manner as is likely to prevent an injury claim in Hordon on the Hill, and injuries suffered by Mr. Lester.
However, such a scheme would be extremely expensive and time consuming. It would require a body funded by central government to oversee the exercise of millions of business on a day to day basis, before investigating and prosecuting the offending business. Clearly, there is a social value in allowing the market to regulate itself in this economic fashion.
If you, like Mr. Lester, have been the victim of an injury then call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) for a no obligation chat today to find about about your prospects of success.