The new Government has confirmed that it will press ahead with reform to low value personal injury (PI) cases.
Theresa May’s fragile administration has outlined its plans for PI reform in the Queen’s Speech. Changes to the PI claims sector will be made via the Civil Liability Bill, which the Government has said will crack down fraudulent whiplash claims and is expected to reduce motor insurance premiums by about £35 a year. The Government says that it is part of its campaign to stamp out the UK’s “compensation culture”. It will ban the settling of claims without medical evidence and will introduce a new fixed tariff of compensations for soft tissue injuries.