Coalition plans to kill off ‘health and safety monster’ with limits on lawyers’ fees – Daily Telegraph

Posted January 6th, 2012 in fees, health & safety, insurance, legal profession, news, personal injuries by tracey

“David Cameron said the move would provide protection for employers facing claims over workplace accidents and help end a ‘culture of fear’ among businesses over health and safety. Insurance companies suggested the change could lead to reduced premiums for motorists by reducing the number of ‘friviolous’ damages claims arising from traffic accidents. Existing limits on legal fees in personal injury cases will now be extended to claims for up to £25,000, officials said. For the first time, caps on lawyers’ fees will also apply to claims brought against employers.”

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Daily Telegraph, 6th January 2012