All change for whiplash and PPI claims rules

Posted by Julie Donovan on

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There has been much change to personal injury claims especially when making whiplash claims following Jackson which has seen solicitors fees reduced and claimants having to contribute towards their own legal costs.

A "put your money where your mouth is" approach by the Government in order to crack down on the sham claims which the industry continues to suffer from the effects of.

The latest Government change which came into affect on 1 October 2014 is to reduce the fees medical professionals and agencies are able to charge for preparing reports. These fees are now fixed at £180 per report as opposed to the previous prices of anything from £450 to £700 depending on which medical agency is used. The fees are to reflect the time taken to carry out the assessment and prepare the report.

I believe the change to the fees takes us back to when Solicitors instructed medical experts direct before the intervention of the medical agencies.

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Julie is a Senior Legal Executive in our Personal Injury team with over 18 years of experience in compensation claims.

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