Personal Injury:Written question - 2875

Q
(Birmingham, Hall Green)
Asked on: 04 July 2017
Ministry of Justice
Personal Injury
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, what plans he has to change regulations covering insurance claims for whiplash.
A
Answered by: Mr Sam Gyimah
Answered on: 13 July 2017

As announced in the Queens Speech on 21 June, the Government will bring forward legislation to tackle the continuing high number and cost of whiplash claims by:

  • introducing a fixed tariff of compensation for pain, suffering and loss of amenity for whiplash claims with a duration of up to two years; and
  • banning the practice of seeking or offering to settle whiplash claims without medical evidence.

These measures will be supported by further secondary legislative changes to the Civil Procedure Rules to increase the small claims track limit for road traffic accident related personal injury claims to £5,000, and for all other personal injury claims to £2,000.

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