Government Taken To Task Over Compensation Culture Myth

A health and safety journal has recently announced that the claims of the government for”compensation culture” were nonsensical. Buy Health and Safety documents.

A health and safety publication Hazards claims that the number of people getting payouts for injury or disease resulting from work, has fallen with 60% over the past decade.

In the time between 2011-2012 only 87,655 people had received compensations and back in 2000-2001 their number was 219,183.

Due to different statistics most of the people suffering from terminal conditions contracted in the workplace have no chance of getting any compensation.

An appropriate example for the mentioned is the fact that for the last year 4,000 workers have died from occupational emphysema and chronic bronchitis, and only 59 workers managed to get compensation for the harsh working conditions.

Last year Prime Minister David Cameron commented: “It is simply much too easy for no-win-no-fee lawyers to encourage trivial claims against businesses, which end up settling out of court because it’s too expensive to fight the case. It’s a huge part of our compensation culture and it must change.”

He promised public to change the health and safety law in case so that businesses will not be considered faulty each time when something went wrong.

According to Rory O’Neill, editor of Hazards most of the workers were dying not only in pain but also in poverty.

However, a spokesman for the government announced it was trying to make new health and safety rules and give its best in order to protect their workers.