For quite some time now there is a huge stigma attached to the 'Compensation Culture.' Ever since the American large increase over ten years ago when every one seemed to be having their day in court. There have been of course several horror stories, such as the man who dragged a lady from the pond, revived her and then promptly received a court summons, he was prosecuted by the lady for cracking her ribs!
It obviously has taken quite some time for the compensation culture to attain Europe, but, just as the Big Mac found its way across the water, so have the legal eagles that want us all to make that claim for compensation. This interesting Just Released: New Zofran Birth Defects Compensation Update Helps Affected Women With Getting Medical Compensation URL has several pictorial tips for when to do this viewpoint.
This really is the main reason why declaring compensation now includes a 'stigma' mounted on it, people are classified as 'money grabbers' and yes, there are many cases which have been brought to light in the past few years regarding 'fakers' and 'con-men' but the fact of the subject is, many of the claims for compensation against third parties are really good.