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Portal criticised for making it “harder to pursue claims”

09th August 2013

“The government is trying to brainwash people into thinking the UK has a rife compensation culture,” says Trades Union Congress (TUC) general secretary Frances O’Grady. “The true government motive here is to weaken health and safety laws and make it harder for victims to pursue claims.”

However, those behind the scheme argue that by establishing a “streamlined” claims processing facility for accident at work, public liability, and RTA claims below the value of £25,000, claimant’s are able to receive a cheaper and more efficient service, particularly as fees are fixed.

They also say it will reduce the numbers of vexatious personal injury claims. The TUC counters that this is unnecessary, as figures indicate that the number of people receiving personal injury compensation for workplace injury and illness has fallen by 60 percent in the past decade.

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