Rules against settlement before medical report

Part of Civil Liability Bill [Lords] – in a Public Bill Committee am 11:15 am ar 11 Medi 2018.

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Photo of Rory Stewart Rory Stewart The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice 11:15, 11 Medi 2018

Absolutely. The Government’s contention is that some of the cases currently being brought forward are fraudulent or exaggerated claims motivated by a desire to get a payout when either an injury has not been experienced or the injury experienced was considerably less than claimed in court. We believe that, by reducing the level of tariffs that paid out and by removing the industry of lawyers whose costs can currently be reclaimed through the process, it will be less likely that an individual who has not suffered an injury will go through the inconvenience of seeking a medical report, and less likely that they will proceed to the small claims court or go through the online portal to receive payment for an injury that did not occur. They would not be supported and encouraged by the legal profession or, more likely, claims management companies in proceeding down that path.