Does injury compensation lead to worse health?

Spearing, Natalie M. and Connelly, Luke B. (2013) Does injury compensation lead to worse health?. Precedent, 116: 52-55.

Author Spearing, Natalie M.
Connelly, Luke B.
Title Does injury compensation lead to worse health?
Journal name Precedent
ISSN 1449-7719
Publication date 2013-05-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Issue 116
Start page 52
End page 55
Total pages 4
Place of publication Sydney, NSW, Australia
Publisher Australian Lawyers Alliance
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Abstract Financial compensation for losses arising from a personal injury is intended to benefit injured people and 'right the wrong' that has been done to them. While one may expect compensation to leave injured parties better off than they would otherwise be, the prevailing attitude is nonetheless that compensation does more harm than good. This argument - that compensation per se or aspects of the compensation-seeking or granting processes are harmful to health - is labelled the 'compensation hypothesis'.
Q-Index Code CX
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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Created: Thu, 22 Aug 2013, 14:26:43 EST by Chesne McGrath on behalf of Medicine - Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital