Mirror, mirror

Gabrielle Lis

“Who’s the fairest?” matters to compensation recipients. Researchers find associations between reduced adversarialism, greater perceived fairness and better health.

Injured people who receive compensation face an uphill battle to recovery compared to those who go without. Researchers don’t yet agree on the reasons for the compensation disadvantage – it’s an area of ongoing study and debate. There are two main theories: either claimants (consciously or not) prolong their own disability to secure continued access to compensation, or the compensation process itself causes stress, resulting in ...

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