Calls for overhaul of laws on employers' liability
The British Insurance Brokers' Association is today expected to recommend to British Treasury officials that the country?s four decade old employer liability laws be changed to more closely mirror the U.S.?s workers? compensation system. Under such a system, set compensation amounts are established for different types of injuries, and easier access to compensation for injuries is supposed to make up for limits on the amount of compensation that can be received for a given injury. The push by insurers to adopt such a system has been occasioned by increases in the number of small firms making the decision to operate illegally without insurance as the growing number and size of lawsuits for on the job injuries drive up insurance costs.
See JANE CROFT, Financial Times, August 20, 2002