Parmar Solicitors, specialists in a wide range of personal injury claims, comment as the Ministry of Justice (MOJ) rejects plans to increase the small claims track threshold from £1,000 to £5,000.
The MOJ has rejected proposals to raise the small claims track threshold from £1,000 to £5,000, which would have had a detrimental effect on many drivers seeking whiplash claims above the limit. The threshold increase was part of the MOJ’s efforts to reduce the number of whiplash claims being filed, particularly fraudulent cases, which are raising premiums and allowing unethical drivers to benefit at the cost of others. However, the MOJ’s proposal to have all whiplash claims assessed by an independent panel of accredited professionals has been passed, and will come into effect next year.
The MOJ is believed to have rejected the increase because previous reforms need more time to take effect, and would have resulted in genuine claimants being unable to receive compensation they may be entitled to; however, they have not ruled out introducing an increase in the future.
Parmar Solicitors are specialists in a wide range of legal issues, offering representation in such cases as: mis-sold PPI; road traffic accidents; work accidents, and more. They offer free consultations, and are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week (including weekends and bank holidays).
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