‘Compensation culture’ not an issue in the UK

 Far from being in the grip of a US-style compensation culture, nine out of 10 UK workers injured or made ill by their jobs never receive a penny, according to recent calculations by the TUC.

The best way for employers to ensure they stay out of court and keep costs down is simply to make their workplaces safer.

Despite many believing the cost of compensation as a result of workplace accidents and injuries was spiralling out of control, the number of civil compensation cases had fallen every year for the past five years.

The UK also pays out much less money in compensation, as a proportion of its GDP, than any other European country except Denmark.

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