Unexpected Consequences of Compensation Law

Prue Vines* (Editor), Arno Akkermans (Editor), Nicola Brutti, Kylie Burns, Ian D. Cameron, Robyn Carroll, Alex Collie, Genevieve Grant, Rosamund Harrington, Christopher Hodges, Katherine Lippel, Ellen MacEachen, Jennifer Moore, Clare Scollay, Sonja Senthanar, Christine Parker

*Corresponding author for this work

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This book explores the performance of compensation law in addressing the needs of the injured. Compensation procedure can be dangerous to your health and often fails to compensate without aggravation/ creating other problems. This book takes a refreshing and insightful approach to the law of compensation, considering from an interdisciplinary perspective the actual effect of compensation law on people seeking compensation. Tort law, workers' compensation, medical law, industrial injury law and other schemes are examined and unintended consequences for injured people are considered. These include ongoing physical and mental illness, failure to rehabilitate, the impact on social security entitlements, medical care as well as the impact on those who serve – the lawyers, administrators, medical practitioners etc. All are explored in this timely and fascinating book. Contributors include lawyers, psychologists, and medical practitioners from multiple jurisdictions including Australia, Netherlands, Canada, Italy and the UK.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherHart Publishing
Number of pages256
ISBN (Electronic)9781509928026, 9781509928019
ISBN (Print)9781509927999
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2020

Publication series

NameHart Studies in Private Law
PublisherHart Publishing


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