no-fault compensation system

no-fault compensation system

Indemnification of the victims of medical accidents and mishaps in which no legal claim can exist against doctors or medical institutions. Such a system has been introduced in France.
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The WSIB administers a no-fault compensation system for workers and employers for workplace injuries and illnesses.
In spite of forty years' worth of Presidential Commissions and other respected voices calling for the development of a no-fault compensation system, no progress has been made to date.
From a legal approach, it is submitted that the only viable and substantive options, as indicated from international perspectives, are the establishment of a no-fault compensation system, or the introduction of a system of damages caps for non-economic damages only--both systems, as discussed, offer distinct advantages and disadvantages.
In 1974, New Zealand's no-fault compensation system came into effect under its Accident Compensation Act.
When asked about solutions to deal with the problem, doctors mainly suggested reducing patient expectations, increasing staff and introducing a no-fault compensation system.
She said: "This highlights the need for the introduction of a no-fault compensation system, especially in the case of birth injuries.
This pure no-fault compensation system responds, in the best sense of the words, to a noble social ideal that since all persons are equally exposed to the frailties of their common humanity, all are equally deserving of help [nos italiques] (32).
The New Zealand Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) was established in 1974 as a comprehensive no-fault compensation system for victims of `personal injury by accident', including `medical misadventures'.
Workers' compensation is a no-fault compensation system that provides medical care and benefits to individuals who are disabled as the result of work-related injuries or accidents.
Harrington (1989) points out the remarkable record of Michigan's no-fault compensation system in keeping 88 percent of bodily injury-related claims out of the tort system compared to 71 percent for New York and an average of 61 percent for all no-fault states in 1987.
A sampling of specific topics includes: strict liability versus negligence, causation and foreseeability, tort damages, pure economic loss, non-pecuniary losses, punitive damages, environmental liability, products liability, medical malpractice, the empirics of tort, no-fault compensation systems, tort law and liability insurance, and more.
Urrutia, 1983, A Comparative Economic Analysis of Tort Liability and No-Fault Compensation Systems in Automobile Insurance, Journal of Risk and Insurance, 50: 631-669.