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Compensation: does it do more harm than good?

A. Richey

Professor Ian Cameron from the University of Sydney spoke at the 2016 ISCRR Forum on ways that the compensation claims procedures can be changed as well as other possible interventions.

Ian is an orthopaedic surgeon who became an academic, keen to research the impact of compensation on recovery from injury. He noted that good things result from compensation and that good can also result from legal involvement in cases, as lawyers can help with the complications in the process. He found however that in his work as an orthopaedic surgeon, compensable patients were remarkably slow in their recovery. He gave the example o...

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