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: 15 Mar 2021
Date Written: March 23, 2006
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.
The statistics are updated in -
"Tort Law Culture in the United Kingdom: Image and Reality in Personal Injury Compensation" https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2061618
"Structural Factors Affecting the Number and Cost of Personal Injury Claims in the Tort System" https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2604039
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Keywords: tort, compensation culture, damages, personal injury, litigation, settlement
JEL Classification: K13, K41
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