The Unravelling of Gender Bias in Personal Injury Law

  • Elaine Gibson Dalhousie University

Abstract

Thousands of Canadians suffer injuries each year, yet few receive any form of compensation by way of the legal system intended to provide for the victims of such injury. Women disabled due to injury are systemically ghettoized and impoverished, and the structure and practice of personal injury law play a role in this phenomenon. This paper attempts to unravel the strands of gender bias in this discrete area of law, in the process interweaving feminist methodology with substantive socio-legal research.
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