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Why the law of damages is more favourable to commercial interests than personal interests On August 7th 1994 11 miners were killed when an explosion ripped through the BHP-owned Number 2 Mine in Moura Central Queensland In a bitter attack the Workers News declared that these deaths were not an unexpected accident but a direct result of BHP s drive to boost productivity and cut costs They form part of the disastrous death toll now escalating through industry This paper seeks to determine what role the law relating to damages for personal injury and death plays in allowing commercial interests to consider life and health as an exploitable resource in the pursuit of profits The argument will be presented that the law is not neutral between commercial and personal interests but is in fact indefensibly favourable to the commercial interests of profit over the personal interests of life health and happiness Regrettably it is often the case that arguments such as the one presented in this paper usually break down into two isolated schools of thought economics and sociology with each discipline ignoring the insights of the other Economists although bitterly divided share at least some paradigmatic assumptions with other economists and the same is true of sociologists Yet as a result of what Edward de Bono termed the arrogance of logic each discipline sets up logically impeccable arguments that are derived from within a particular framework of perception and are literally incapable of being challenged from any external framework of perception This paper will attempt to provide a critique of the law of remedies that will transcend the particularity of specific disciplines by arguing that damages for personal injury and death are indefensibly favourable to commercial interests both from an economic point of view and a sociological point of view Although the economic argument will initially be presented separately from the sociological argument an attempt will be made to transcend de
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