Government pushes back reforms to personal injury

The controversial reforms to the personal injury sector intended to have been introduced by the government in April 2019 have been delayed. This comes as no surprise to personal injury practitioners who have strongly criticised them.  

The reforms involve the introduction of a tariff for fixed and considerably lower damages for injury in road accident cases. The small claims limit is also set to increase in road accident claims from £1,000 to £5,000.

Despite criticism and concern regarding the effect of the reforms on injured people, the Ministry of Justice has shown no sign of backing down and has stated that it now intends to implement them in full in April 2020. 

The proposed reforms are likely to have a disastrous effect on the sector with many arguing that they will do little more than impede access to justice for injured people.  

If you have been injured through no fault of your own and wish to make a claim, please do not hesitate to contact our offices. We hold a clinic every Wednesday in Preston between 2 and 5pm where you can discuss your case with a Solicitor for 30 minutes at no cost to you.

To make your free appointment or to speak with a specialist personal injury solicitor please call 01772 253 841.