End council injury payout, say lawyers

Lawyers are calling for the government to change a “grossly unfair law” that means councils are footing the bill for injured people’s care.

They believe that employers or those responsible for the injury should pay care costs and are calling on the government to reform the law.

President of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers Martin Bare said: “The law is ripe for reform. Not only is it unfair that local authorities are footing the bill, there is no guarantee that injured people will receive the continuing care they need.”

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Sally Gillen

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