Atiyah's Accidents, Compensation and the Law

Atiyah's Accidents, Compensation and the Law

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Since its first publication, Accidents, Compensation and the Law has been recognised as the leading treatment of the law of personal injuries compensation and the social, political and economic issues surrounding it. The seventh edition of this classic work explores recent momentous changes in personal injury law and practice and puts them into broad perspective. Most significantly, it examines developments affecting the financing and conduct of personal injury claiming: the abolition of legal aid for most personal injury claims; the increasing use of conditional fee agreements and after-the-event insurance; the meteoric rise and impending regulation of the claims management industry. Complaints that Britain is a 'compensation culture' suffering an 'insurance crisis' are investigated. New statistics on tort claims are discussed, providing fresh insights into the evolution of the tort system which, despite recent reforms, remains deeply flawed and ripe for radical reform.
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Product details

  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • Updated edition
  • 5 tables
  • 1139168584
  • 9781139168588

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'... providing a thought-provoking and accessible account. ... Written by a common law lawyer, Peter Cane, Atiyah's Accidents, Compensation and the Law builds on its impressive previous additions. It is extremely well-written and provides an excellent balance between theoretical considerations and practical implications of personal injury law. ... well researched ... well priced and exceptionally researched meaning an academic can save a considerable amount of research time.' Student Law Journal
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Table of contents

Part I. The Issues in Perspective: 1. Introduction: surveying the field; Part II. The Tort System in Theory: 2. Fault as a basis of liability; 3. The scope of the tort of negligence; 4. Departures from the fault principle; 5. Causation and remoteness of damage; 6. Damages for personal injury and death; 7. An appraisal of the fault principle; Part III. The Tort System in Operation: 8. Claims and claimants; 9. Tortfeasors and insurers; 10. Trials and settlements; Part IV. Other Compensation Systems: 11. First party insurance; 12. Compensation for criminal injuries; 13. The social security system; 14. Other forms of assistance; Part V. The Overall Picture: 15. A plethora of systems; 16. The cost of compensation and who pays it; 17. The functions of the compensation systems; Part VI. The Future: 18. Accident compensation in the 21st century.
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