It's important there is access to justice for all. Those injured should be entitled to claim and receive proper legal advice.
Labour MPs branded Government proposals for reforming low value personal injury claims “morally corrosive” during a debate held in Parliament this week. Former APIL member Rob Marris and shadow justice secretary Richard Burgon were just two MPs who criticised the proposals, with Mr Marris saying there is little use having rights if someone cannot afford to enforce them. Mr Burgon, meanwhile, said he was concerned that proposals will affect lower-paid claimants most adversely. “In assessing claims, the value includes the lost wages arising from any injury, so those who are paid higher wages might more easily surpass the £5,000 limit, leaving the lower-paid less likely to be able to cover their costs,” he said