Allow Pre Medical offers for certain claims, says Lloyd's Market Association.
The Lloyd’s Market Association (LMA) has called on the Government to permit pre-medical offers in certain circumstances as it digests responses to its consultation document on small PI claim reforms. The LMA has said that it supports the vast majority of proposed reforms included in Reforming the Soft Tissue Injury (Whiplash) Claims Process, but wants to see pre-medical offers permitted in certain circumstances, such as where claims are presented more than six months after the accident. It says that a medico-legal report offers no benefit in such cases and only adds time and cost to the settlement process. The Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is currently proposing to ban insurers from ma