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Atiyah's Accidents, Compensation and the Law

8th Edition

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  • Date Published: May 2013
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107636323

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  • Since publication of the seventh edition of this seminal text, personal injury law has witnessed momentous changes. A major overhaul of the social security system began in 2012 and the Equality Act 2010 significantly modifies anti-discrimination law and its impact on the disabled. But perhaps the most important legal developments have affected the financing and conduct of personal injury claiming and the operation of the claims-management industry. This new edition takes account of all this activity while setting it into a wider and longer perspective. Complaints that Britain is a 'compensation culture' and that the tort system is out of control are explained and assessed and options for further change are explored. Through the turmoil and controversy, the tort system remains a central feature of the legal and social landscape. The book's enduring central argument for its radical reform remains as compelling as ever.

    • Explains the basic concepts of personal injury law and how it relates to other areas of the law
    • Takes account of the latest statistical and empirical data about the operation of the tort system
    • Examines complaints that Britain is a compensation culture and that the tort system is out of control
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    • Edition: 8th Edition
    • Date Published: May 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107636323
    • length: 540 pages
    • dimensions: 245 x 174 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.96kg
    • contains: 5 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. The Issues in Perspective:
    1. Introduction: surveying the field
    Part II. The Tort System in Theory:
    2. Fault as a basis of liability
    3. The scope of the tort of negligence
    4. Departures from the fault principle
    5. Causation and remoteness of damage
    6. Damages for personal injury and death
    7. An appraisal of the fault principle
    Part III. The Tort System in Operation:
    8. Claims and claimants
    9. Tortfeasors and insurers
    10. Settlements and trials
    Part IV. Other Compensation Systems:
    11. First-party insurance
    12. Compensation for criminal injuries
    13. The social security system
    14. Other forms of assistance
    Part V. The Overall Picture:
    15. A plethora of systems
    16. The cost of compensation and who pays it
    17. The functions of compensation systems
    Part VI. The Future:
    18. Accident compensation in the twenty-first century
    Index.

  • Author

    Peter Cane, Australian National University, Canberra
    Peter Cane is Distinguished Professor of Law at the Australian National University College of Law. His main research interests are in the law of obligations, especially tort law; public law, especially administrative law; and legal theory.

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