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Law in context.
Now in its ninth edition, Atiyah's Accidents, Compensation and the Law explores the recent and continuous developments in personal injury law by applying social context to the relevant legal principles. Those principles remain in need of radical reform. Updates to the text include discussion of the major changes to the way compensation is calculated and claimed, evolving funding arrangements for personal injury litigation, and dramatic shifts in the claims management industry. Suitable for both undergraduate and postgraduate students taking courses in tort law, this new edition balances theory, practice and context. It draws on new legislation, research and case law to offer the reader thought-provoking examples and analysis.
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1. Introduction: surveying the field 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 8. Claims and claimants 9. Tortfeasors and insurers 10. Settlements and trials 11. First-party insurance 12. Compensation for criminal injuries 13. The social security system 14. Other forms of assistance 15. A plethora of systems 16. The cost of compensation and who pays it 17. The functions of compensation systems 18. Accident compensation in the twenty-first century.
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