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

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Nieke A. Elbers

VU University Amsterdam - Faculty of Law

Arno Akkermans

Amsterdam Law and Behavior Insitute (A-LAB); Amsterdam Centre for Comprehensive Law; Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam - Faculty of Law

Pim Cuijpers

VU University Amsterdam - Department of Clinical Psychology; The EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center; The Amsterdam Interdisciplinary Center of Law and Health

David J. Bruinvels

The Society of Occupational Medicine (NVAB) Utrecht; The Coronel Institute of Occupational Health, Academic Medical Center; The Amsterdam Interdisciplinary Center of Law and Health; VU University Amsterdam - Department of Clinical Psychology

Date Written: January 1, 2012

Abstract

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

Elbers, Nieke A. and Akkermans, Arno and Cuijpers, Pim and Bruinvels, David J., What Do We Know About the Well-Being of Claimants in Compensation Processes? (January 1, 2012). Recht der Werkelijkheid 2012 (33) 2, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2562343

Nieke A. Elbers (Contact Author)

VU University Amsterdam - Faculty of Law ( email )

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1081 HV Amsterdam
Netherlands

Arno Akkermans

Amsterdam Law and Behavior Insitute (A-LAB) ( email )

De Boelelaan 1105
Amsterdam, 1081HV
Netherlands

HOME PAGE: http://https://research.vu.nl/en/persons/arno-j-akkermans

Amsterdam Centre for Comprehensive Law ( email )

Faculty of Law, Initium Building
De Boelelaan 1077
Amsterdam, 1081HV
Netherlands

HOME PAGE: http://https://research.vu.nl/en/persons/arno-j-akkermans

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam - Faculty of Law ( email )

Amsterdam, 1081 HV
Netherlands
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+31205986280 (Fax)

HOME PAGE: http://https://research.vu.nl/en/persons/arno-j-akkermans

Pim Cuijpers

VU University Amsterdam - Department of Clinical Psychology ( email )

Amsterdam, 1081 HV
Netherlands

The EMGO Institute, VU University Medical Center

Amsterdam
Netherlands

The Amsterdam Interdisciplinary Center of Law and Health

De Boelelaan 1105
Amsterdam, 1081HV
Netherlands

David J. Bruinvels

The Society of Occupational Medicine (NVAB) Utrecht ( email )

Utrecht
Netherlands

The Coronel Institute of Occupational Health, Academic Medical Center

Amsterdam
Netherlands

The Amsterdam Interdisciplinary Center of Law and Health

De Boelelaan 1105
Amsterdam, 1081HV
Netherlands

VU University Amsterdam - Department of Clinical Psychology ( email )

Amsterdam, 1081 HV
Netherlands

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