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quote:Originally posted by chrisUh Oh, the lawyers are here. Turning the world into a litigious mire. When will people accept that accidents do occasionally happen, and move on, rather than suing the arse off someone who farted because the smell lead to a mometary lapse of concentration and the spillage of some coffee...etc etc ...sorry Claire, I know you are just acting in your own best interest, but encouraging people to sue each other just puts up the insurance premiums for all of us - including you - it's not 'free money' that miraculously makes a bad back get better, it just puts money in solicitors and lawyers pockets. It would be like me opening a private respiratory diseases centre and then going round encouraging people to smoke...Chris"I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception" - Groucho Marx
quote:Originally posted by chrisI'm was not intending to belittle the problems encountered by sprite as a result of the accident described above, but merely to highlight the 'injustice' of our law in which solicitors and lawyers become the only winners.But by encouraging a culture of litigation we all lose except the legal people - by paying higher insurance premiums, by paying huge legal bills, and by paying with our health and time as situations as resolved 'legally'.Legal representatives are in a win / win situation. Win, lose or draw they get paid. Where's the motivation to ensure that costs are kept as low as possible for the client, and that the case is handled as effectively, efficiently and economically as it possibly could be ? Who audits legal representatives to ensure that clients are getting value for money ?I remortgaged my house recently. I was shocked by the size of the bill for my 'conveyancing' and asked to see a price breakdown. I had been charged nearly 50 pounds for photocopying. At a conservative estimate of 5p per copy that's a thousand pages. Yet the documents were less than half an inch high - more like 20 - 30 pages at most. And that's just one example. Imaging how many 'copies' would be needed in a back-claim ?!Legal action is merely legal theft.Chris"I never forget a face, but in your case I'll make an exception" - Groucho Marx
Money (compensation) will not make my pain go away, that is for sure. It took me over an hour to get out of bed and put some clothes on today, didn’t make it to the shower, too painful)! Money will not change the fact that I am now a nervous passenger in a car; Money will not make me happy! Money will replace my savings which I have used to cover living expenses such as rent because I am only entitled to SSP as I have not been working for my employer for more than 5 years! (Plus I have just found out my contract is not being renewed in August). It is going to be pretty hard to look for a new job when walking from one room to another is so so painful. All I want is to get back to normal. My physio appointment is taking weeks and I just feel so tired, ache all over like the flu and feel like I am being stabbed with really hot knifes in the lower part of my back, hips, knees, neck and front and back of my shoulders, what the hell is going on in my body! To be frank I don't give a S**T about money (but I can see your points of view and if I did ask for compensation it would only be for loss of earnings – I can’t be bothered with the whole compensation for pain thing). I am 22 and my partner has to help me in and out the shower, how embarrassing. Anyone got any more thoughts on what’s up with me and how to gain a diagnosis and get treatment? Today I feel so fed up and angry that I just want to pick something up and throw it but I can’t, it hurts! Arrrgh. If this post seems like I am moaning or shouting at you all I apologise because that is not my intent and I do appreciate all your posts and support. If I felt better I would enjoy a debate about medical compensation after road traffic incidents /.Alex