6th February 2020
Government plans to curb whiplash claims by April 2020 remains of serious concern to all personal injury lawyers who feel the public will be at a disadvantage when the new legislation is introduced.
Sweeney Miller Law is among many law firms monitoring the implications of legislation aimed to reform the personal injury claims system which will reduce compensation for claimants, even those who may be unable to work for months.
The Civil Liability Bill has passed through the House of Commons and will introduce a fixed tariff for whiplash damages, complemented by a rise in the small claims limit from £1,000 to £5,000 for road traffic accident-related personal injury claims and from £1,000 to £2,000 for other personal injury claims, such as public and employer’s liability.
The small claims limit change means legal costs cannot be recovered when the damages are…