Addressing The Compensation Culture Myth


Released on: February 1, 2008, 8:09 am

Press Release Author: Paul Steven

Industry: Law

Press Release Summary: Explaining why the media hype surrounding the compensation culture claims in the UK is just a myth.

Press Release Body: Within the UK in recent years we have seen the adoption of many modern American cultures. Fast food restaurants to television shows have become a way of life to the British public. But the image that we are living in a 'Compensation Culture' spurred on by lawyers coaxing the public to claim 'at-the-drop-of-a-hat' is simply untrue.

The rise of TV, Newspaper and on-line marketing by lawyers over the UK in the past few years has also added strength to the commentators who report that “compensation is spiraling out of control for those wishing to claim after an accident or injury”. Those wishing to seek fast-track payments secured under No Win No Fee claims have been caught up in the myth.

It is perhaps the case that more people are now aware of the process of making a claim, thanks to media marketing, than ever before. But the fact is claims for injury or accidents to a person, through no fault of their own, have not risen that greatly through the years. The UK has one of the lowest payouts for compensation claims in Europe.

Aman Johal, Partner at 'Your Lawyers' who have an on-line presence at adds, "The insurance industry and the media whip up a frenzy by saying that lawyers taking on cases on a No Win No Fee encourages frivilous claims and creates a compensation culture."

"I think the insurance industries real concern is not the No Win No Fee but the fact that when we win the claims, we actually charge the other insurers not the Client's."

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