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Yes (Especially those damned annoying adverts) 30 90.91%
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About time too:

"Ministers are set to unveil measures aimed at tackling what they say is a growing "compensation culture".


A new bill will regulate claims management companies, which have been blamed for encouraging people to sue. It also tries to encourage schools not to stop running activities for fear of being sued should something go wrong. .................................

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Who should I sue? I need to sue someone because I've suffered stress due to those annoying, nauseating, irritating adverts for 'no cure, no pay' ambulance chasers
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These people are the very reason we pay stupid amounts in insurance premiums.

My first car back in 1982 the insurance for the year cost less than 6 months road tax
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These people are the very reason we pay stupid amounts in insurance premiums.

My first car back in 1982 the insurance for the year cost less than 6 months road tax
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About time too on both counts, genuine claims yes, just to see what you can get no.
Schools trips, yes they are necessary for growth and character..........what children gain from these trips far outwieghs the few accidents that happen.
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About time too on both counts, genuine claims yes, just to see what you can get no.
Schools trips, yes they are necessary for growth and character..........what children gain from these trips far outwieghs the few accidents that happen.
Well said that man.

I used to take part in an annual one week camping/walking expedition when I was teaching. 3 teachers, 30 kids; North Yorkshire Moors. Abseiling if we had a qualified instructor with us.

Don't think we could do half as much now as we did then
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I work for a personal injury solicitors firm n i think you're right. it sgetting out of hand, the amount of people who dont even know they can make a claim until they get referred by their brokers is stupid, you should see their eyes light up when you tell them.

Its so easy to make a claim that companies are sprouting up over night and going down just as quick (half of them are rip off merchants).

People have also started to realise just how easy it is to fake a whiplash accident, which has made things worse. And the solicitors/barristers/Courts are laughing all the way to the bank.

Having said all this we're dealing with a case at the mo for a biker who got hit 8 years ago, his right leg was completely smashed into the side of his bike and he can now hardly walk (in a wheelchair most of the day), he cant work, his wife has left him because she cant cope with looking after the kids and him, he's had to move into a smaller house, he's on a pitance for benefits, he's got chronic arthritis and has had to have false joints put in: he's a very angry man (understandably) and this has lead to depression. All this because some dickhed in a souped up mini wasn't watching the road. He's due to receive 1.5 m very soon.

It just goes to show that sometimes the system does work
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Psy there is a difference between that and the person who sues the council because they tripped over a raised paving slab when the clumsy fucker should have been looking where they are going
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Exactly how the system should work.


The adverts where "The company gave me the wrong ladder" and such like though,

If it's the wrong ladder, don't use it!

I used to teach Health and Safety many years ago and I stressed that there are acts and ommissions on the part of employers and employees which might lead to accidents. Everyone has a role to play.

Seems now that no one has any responsibility for their own safety.
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Psy there is a difference between that and the person who sues the council because they tripped over a raised paving slab when the clumsy fucker should have been looking where they are going
Exactly my point, it wasn't so long ago that if you fell over, you just fell over. It was unfortunate but you didn't go casting around for someone to blame and sue.

The point i am making is that in changing the system we've gotta make sure that it is still possible (nay easy) for someone like my biker to make a claim and to get what they deserve. Theres a fine line and at the moment we're on the wrong side of it. I just hope that we dont go too far the other way.
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I used to teach Health and Safety many years ago and I stressed that there are acts and ommissions on the part of employers and employees which might lead to accidents. Everyone has a role to play.

Seems now that no one has any responsibility for their own safety.
This is called contributory negligence, it does get used but only after the claim has started, it enables the Defendants to admit liability in fractions i.e. 60/40 (it was 60% the employers fault and 40% the employees)
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A couple of weeks bach I cut my hand quite badly (needed stitches and left permanant scar), while I was washing some glasswear at work.

Next day I had to fill in all of the accident forms and report the incident. This took nearly an hour, somebody then had to look into how this had happened, make a report on it, report how the situation could be remidied, and prevented from happening in the future. I then had to have an interview to verbally explain what happened and to be advised to be more carefull in future and to wear strong industrial rubber gloves to wash delicate glassware

In all about 3 hours worth of work missed just in case I might want to claim in the future, and making sure that work had their backs covered if I did try.

The only witness to the actual ACCIDENT was a visiting union rep (not mine) whose only help as I was trying to stem the flow of blood that was dripping off my elbow was "I'd put that in the accident book, and get some compo, if I was you." W4NKER!!

It was an accident, these things happen, and was probably mostly my fault for being in a hurry and not noticing a crack in the glass.
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im finding this thread very distressing and im gonna sue
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its agreat shame that we have come down this road - we and our kids are the real loosers here ..................

we cant do all the things that we did when there age and i often sit here n think about this or that trip. n the fun we had.

as for the compensation culture - people who use n abuse it ar so short sited there brains must be in there A.R.S.E. as its the very same people and more who have to pay for it....

lets get all these pillocks in a plane fly them over the Atlantic and throw them out !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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its agreat shame that we have come down this road - we and our kids are the real loosers here ..................

we cant do all the things that we did when there age and i often sit here n think about this or that trip. n the fun we had.

as for the compensation culture - people who use n abuse it ar so short sited there brains must be in there A.R.S.E. as its the very same people and more who have to pay for it....

lets get all these pillocks in a plane fly them over the Atlantic and throw them out !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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What about the poor pilots? They'll be traumatised by such activities! Then they'll sue .........................
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inm that case - put them all abourd with just enough fuel - when the plane takes a dive all will be resolved - at least the aeroplane manufactorers will benifit from new sales replacing all the old planes that head out on a one way trip
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the old system where you went to a solicitor and you had to have a good case before they would take it on system was best because those iffy or silly claims would never get started.

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i saw a thing in the paper this week about some police officers who had been suspended (on full pay mind) durin an investigation into their behaviour. The case was dropped and they are all sueing for compen for lost earnings. wtf is going on they were on full pay!
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They will be suing for the loss of overtime and bonus payments.
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The firm gave the guy the wrong ladder (did they train the guy, so he knew it was the wrong ladder or just say get up there). I sued my company for falling over a trolley. It was only 20cm high (for putting seat frames on) which some dickhead had parked directly outside my weld bay. The guy who did it had been sent to run the robot next to my bay because, and I quote "He was too dangerous on the main part of the section, so they sent him somewhere quieter!!!!!!! Yea! right next to my bay.
I also sued the insurance company of the unaccompanied learner driver who fucked my leg up and gave me PTSD as an extra gift. That's why insurance is so dear, crap drivers, don't blame the victim.......
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very tru mr ewok.....try gerrin owt if ya get knocked off ya bike wen the twat aint insured......or in a car an they aint insured....yea some claims are a bit stupid .why are most ppl/firms insured for.third party accidents....
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they Can't Do That, Who Do The Goverment Think They Are, Our Rulers...thats It, I Am Going To Sue Them
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