Simplification of Personal Injury Claims Regime Suggested


The Government’s concern with the growth of the ‘compensation culture’, and the accompanying costs, has led to a review suggesting changes to reduce the cost of dealing with compensation claims and to speed up the process.
Among the recommendations made of relevance to small businesses are:
  • A simplified claims procedure to cover all personal injury claims under £10,000, similar to that recently introduced for motor accidents;
  • Consideration  should be given to extending the simplified claims system for road traffic and personal injury claims to an upper limit of £25,000; and
  • A restriction in the activities of referral agencies for personal injury claims.

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