The government is determined to kill off the ‘health and safety monster’ by limiting the fees lawyers can earn from personal injury claims.
The Daily Telegraph reported that 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 the issue. ‘That will take a lot of fear out of the health and safety monster and make sure that businesses feel they can grow without feeling they are going to be strangled by red tape,’ he said.
You can read Richard Dunstan HERE:
‘There’s no such thing as a health and safety monster. He’s a figment of the fretful and overactive imagination of members of the British Chambers of Commerce. But, as with the supposedly ‘spiralling’ number of ‘vexatious’ and ‘speculative’ employment tribunal claims, the mere fact that members of the BCC believe the health and safety monster to exist – and frighten themselves silly – is enough for the Prime Minister to act.’
Jon is editor of the Justice Gap. He is a freelance journalist. Jon's books include The First Miscarriage of Justice (Waterside Press, 2014), The Justice Gap (LAG, 2009) and People Power (Daily Telegraph/LawPack, 2008). Jon is a journalism lecturer at Winchester University and a visiting senior fellow in access to justice at the University of Lincoln. He is twice winner of the Bar Council's journalism award (2015 and 2005) and is shortlisted for this year's Criminal Justice Alliance's journalism award