Personal Injury: Compensation:Written question - HL5643

Asked on: 29 January 2016
Ministry of Justice
Personal Injury: Compensation
To ask Her Majesty’s Government what action they are planning to take to end fraudulent whiplash insurance claims.
Answered on: 11 February 2016

The Government is determined to crack down on the compensation culture and insurance fraud.. We therefore announced, in the Autumn Statement, that we will limit the right to damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity in low value whiplash claims and raise the small claims limit for personal injury claims to £5,000.

These reforms build on previous measures taken forward by the Ministry of Justice to control costs, strengthen the medical evidence process and reduce incentives to pursue fraudulent and unnecessary whiplash claims.

The Government will consult on the detail of the new measures in due course.

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