Often private medical treatment / rehabilitation will be funded by a damages pay out on a minor injuries claim, thus relieving some of the burden on the NHS but this benefit will be lost if the right to seek redress for minor injuries is removed, thus putting the burden of demand for services and the cost on the NHS. Government proposals are contrary to all principles of law and will remove access to justice; all to appease the already wealthy insurance companies!
plans to curb the right to claim for minor injuries ignores the burden that will be passed from insurance companies to the state, and particularly the NHS. The firm has said that proposed reforms to small claims are putting insurers’ profits before innocent people and has called on Justice Secretary Liz Truss to rethink her ideas. It says that any changes to the small claims limit and the right to seek compensation for injuries will particularly affect carers and parents of young children – for whom an injury has significant knock-on effects to others – as well as the many people who require physical fitness for their jobs.