2019 General Election
We all have the right to live our lives without fear of needless injury, whether that is at work, at school, in hospital, or on the road. At the General Election in December we wanted parliamentary candidates to think about how needless injuries can be avoided, and what can be done by the Government and MPs to make our workplaces, hospitals and roads safer.
This is why we asked parliamentary candidates to become champions for the prevention of needless injuries.
But when the worst does happen, it is vital that we have a justice system which works for, and not against injured people. Too many people are let down by our justice system simply because they don't have the right type of disease, or because their relationship with a loved one who has died isn't recognised by the Government as being close or loving enough.
We need a civil justice system which is fairer for injured people and bereaved families, and we wanted candidates to:
- support the modernisation of the law on bereavement damages in England and Wales, bringing it in line with the law in Scotland;
- support the creation of a fund of last resort for sufferers of asbestos-related diseases;
- commit to ensure injured people receive full and fair compensation.
You can read APIL's 2019 General Election manifesto here.