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Work injury claims culture 'a myth'

MOST workers who are ill or injured at work never receive a penny in compensation, according to a "myth-busting" report.

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers said that, contrary to perceptions, not every injury at work ends up with a payout.

Group president Matthew Stockwell said: "85% of people who have been injured or fallen ill simply by turning up for work don't receive a penny in compensation.

Either these injured people are choosing not to claim, or they can't prove that their injury is due to someone else's negligence. Unfortunately, employers tend to have the upper hand, as they control the workplace."

Belfast Telegraph