HC Deb 21 September 1948 vol 456 c77W
Mr. W. Fletcher

asked the Minister of National Insurance what steps he is taking, through employment exchanges or other Government agencies, to make known to those employed in industry and elsewhere their full legal rights under Common Law for damages for negligence in lieu of those to which they may be entitled, in cases of injury under State insurance.

Mr. J. Griffiths

I cannot undertake to advise people as to their Common Law rights, but I may point out that as the result of recent legislation a claim to damages is no longer an alternative remedy but can be pursued concurrently with a claim to benefit under the Industrial Injuries Act.