Tort Personal Injury Claims Statistics: Is There a Compensation Culture in the United Kingdom?

(2006) 14 (2) Torts Law Journal 158 – 175

18 Pages Posted: 26 Mar 2006 Last revised: 21 Apr 2019

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Richard Lewis

Cardiff University

Annette Morris

Cardiff University - Cardiff Law School

Ken Oliphant

University of Bristol Law School

Date Written: March 23, 2006

Abstract

This article seeks to identify the most reliable sources of statistical information about the workings of the personal injury litigation system in the United Kingdom to present their principal data in clear, straightforward and accessible form, and to subject them to critical analysis. These figures provide the basis for an initial examination of the claim that a damaging compensation culture has developed in the UK in recent years.

Keywords: tort. compensation culture, damages, personal injury

JEL Classification: K13, K41

Suggested Citation

Lewis, Richard and Morris, Annette and Oliphant, Ken, Tort Personal Injury Claims Statistics: Is There a Compensation Culture in the United Kingdom? (March 23, 2006). (2006) 14 (2) Torts Law Journal 158 – 175 . Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=892981 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.892981

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Annette Morris

Cardiff University - Cardiff Law School ( email )

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Ken Oliphant

University of Bristol Law School ( email )

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