The Government's proposals are truly an affront to justice and everyone needs to know what they are trying to do is wrong.
the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) said the proposals are based on a flawed premise, backed up by scant evidence and will do little to counter what fraud there is in the claims process. It is also doubtful of insurers’ pledges to pass on to consumers any savings they make. APIL states that the potential removal of general damages for all minor RTA soft tissue injury claims is unlawful, and a proposed £25 payment for psychological harm ‘derisory’. Even if damages were staggered on a tariff system, this would fail to take account of the impact on individual victims. The group insisted that raising the personal injury small claims limit to £5,000 would restrict access to justice but would not stop fraud.