Challenging the ‘Compensation Culture’ Myth

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, a national not-for-profit membership group representing injured people, which JNP Legal is accredited by as specialist advisers on personal injury claims, have produced a booklet, Compensation Explained: A guide to personal injury compensation, its purpose, and its value to society, which aims to remove the myths associated with making a personal injury claim. The comprehensive booklet is aimed at the general public as a guide to the purpose of compensation for personal injuries.

As part of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers’ campaign activity, the booklet has been produced to help explain the principles of personal injury claims, why it is important that those who are injured are appropriately compensated, what needs to be proved and includes case studies along with questions and answers. The guide also provides information on some of the barriers to justice facing those who have suffered injuries as a result of negligence.

Unfortunately, there is a large amount of misinformation in the media suggesting that there is a ‘compensation culture’ and that those who have received personal injury damages have had a windfall. However, this is a misconception of the purpose of compensation and what needs to be proved in order to make a successful claim. Those who make such claims have often lost earnings as a result of being unable to work due to their injuries. They have required treatment to improve their symptoms, have needed assistance from others and incurred additional expenses. They have suffered needlessly due to someone else’s negligence, through no fault of their own. The booklet aims to help improve the understanding of personal injury claims for members of the public and explains the realities of compensation.

The booklet can be accessed online on the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers’ website at https://www.apil.org.uk/. Hard copies of the booklet have also been produced by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and we have copies available at our Nelson office reception.

If you have suffered injuries as a result of negligence and require specialist legal advice please do not hesitate to contact JNP Legal.

JNP Legal offer a variety of legal services. Our Nelson office is open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm and our Merthyr Tydfil Office is open 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday and 9am – 12pm every Saturday morning.
If you are unable to attend our offices we would be more than happy to arrange a home appointment, where convenient.
We value our clients and pride ourselves on our ability to offer a first class service.
If you require our assistance with any legal matters please call us on 01685 350421 (Merthyr Tydfil Office) or 01443 450561 (Nelson Office) or contact us via email on Law@jnplegal.org.

JNP Legal offer a variety of legal services. Our Merthyr, Nelson & Llanishen office is open Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm and our Merthyr Tydfil Office is open 9am – 12pm every Saturday morning.
If you are unable to attend our offices we would be more than happy to arrange a home appointment, where convenient.
We value our clients and pride ourselves on our ability to offer a first class service.
If you require our assistance with any legal matters please call us on 01685 350421 (Merthyr Tydfil Office) 01443 450561 (Nelson Office) or 02920 763211 (Cardiff Office) or contact us via email on Law@jnplegal.org.

 

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