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Public Opinion Survey
                        Results
                       19.1.2011




Source: Opinion Health, UK General Population Online Survey, n=1,002
Only just over 50% would claim if someone else
was to blame
    Extremelylikely1                                              0%    10%   20%   30%   40%   50%    60%   70%   80%   90% 100%

    2
    3
    4
                                                 At work               30%           22%          23%        12% 14%
    Extremelyunlikely5



                       As the result of a road accident                       54%                     23%     12%6% 5%


                        Due to bad medical treatment                      46%                   25%          17% 6% 6%


Because of a defect in a building open to the public                   33%                27%           25%        10%5%


 Because the council had not maintained your area                      31%             26%             26%         10% 7%
                     properly

  Q.2 On a scale of 1 to 5 (where 1 is extremely likely and 5 is extremely unlikely), how likely would you be to make a compensation
  claim if you were injured or became ill because of someone else’s fault…

                            Source: Opinion Health, UK General Population Online Survey, n=1,002
Legal costs and low level of compensation biggest
deterrents to claiming
Extremelylikely1
                                                      0%              20%             40%             60%              80%            100%
2
3
4
Extremelyunlikely5 Concern over the legal costs                     44%                          28%               16% 6% 7%

            Fear of lawyers and the legal system        14%            24%                24%               19%            20%

                             Fear of victimisation      15%           20%                26%               19%             20%

    Level of compensation not worth the hassle               26%                   28%                  24%             15% 7%

              Criticism from friends or relations      9% 12%               21%             21%                     38%

                                            Other




    On a scale of 1 to 5 (where 1 is most likely to affect your decision and 5 least likely to affect your decision), which of the following
    factors would make it less likely that you would bring a claim?
                               Source: Opinion Health, UK General Population Online Survey, n=1,002
Overwhelmingly defendant’s insurance should
bear the costs of litigation
  100%

                                                                   86%
    80%


    60%


    40%


    20%

                                             4%                                          4%                 5%
     0%                 1%
              Me (the claimant)   My insurance company     The defendant^s    The costs should be     Don't know
                                                         insurance company    shared between me
                                                                             and the defendant^s in


Q.5 If you made a compensation claim and won, who do you think should pay the legal costs?

                        Source: Opinion Health, UK General Population Online Survey, n=1,002
77% would not start a claim even if costs risk was
very small

                                                15%
                                                                         5%
                                                                                2%
                                                                              2%



                 77%
                                                                                     £1,500

                                                                                     £5,000

                                                                                     £15,000

                                                                                     £50,000

                                                                                     No, I would not start the claim


If there was a risk, even if it was very small, that you could end up being expected to pay the defendant’s legal
costs if you lost, would you still start a claim if those costs were…
                        Source: Opinion Health, UK General Population Online Survey, n=1,002
Only 19% do not agree with “no win, no
fee”
    Agreestrongly5                                                             31%


                      4                                         22%


                      3                                                 27%


                      2                      11%


 Disagreestrongly1                       8%


                          0%            10%             20%              30%             40%             50%
On a scale of 1 to 5 where 5 is agree strongly, do you think “no win, no fee” are important to access to justice
for ordinary people and should be retained in their current form?
                       Source: Opinion Health, UK General Population Online Survey, n=1,002
Only 20% thinks Government should make it harder
to get compensation due to someone else negligence
                        0%            20%             40%             60%            80%            100%




            Yes         20%



             No                  58%



 Don^t know              21%


Do you think the Government should be making it more difficult for people to claim compensation as a result
of suffering injury or illness as a result of someone else’s carelessness / negligence?
                        Source: Opinion Health, UK General Population Online Survey, n=1,002
64% thinks cuts should not include reducing
compensation due to NHS negligence
                       0%            20%           40%           60%           80%         100%




              Yes        19%



              No                 64%



                        17%
   Don^t know


Should the Government cuts extend to not paying or reduce compensation for injuries caused by
NHS negligence?
                    Source: Opinion Health, UK General Population Online Survey, n=1,002

				
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