What Do We Know About the Well-Being of Claimants in Compensation Processes?
Recht der Werkelijkheid 2012 (33) 2
14 Pages Posted: 11 Feb 2015
Date Written: January 1, 2012
Questions have been raised as to how personal injury victims experience the compensation procedure. Several studies concluded that a lengthy compensation process and the attitude of lawyers and insurance companies are not beneficial to claimants’ health. This article provides an overview, discussing three main themes: (1) Is being involved in a compensation process bad for health? (2) What is causing the negative compensation effect? And (3) How can claimants’ wellbeing be improved?
Keywords: Compensation, Litigation, Personal Injury, Secundairy gain, Secundairy Victimisation, Lawyers, Client-centered lawyering, Insurance companies, Procedural justice, Therapeutic Jurisprudence
Suggested Citation: Suggested Citation