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Damages for whiplash injuries

Part of Civil Liability Bill [Lords] – in the House of Commons at 4:15 pm on 23rd October 2018.

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Photo of Bambos Charalambous Bambos Charalambous Labour, Enfield, Southgate 4:15 pm, 23rd October 2018

Is the hon. Gentleman aware that, under the criminal injuries compensation scheme—one of the Government’s own schemes—a person can get £1,000 for a criminal injury of whiplash? Under these tariffs, however, someone would get £470 for the same injury, except it would not have been the result of a criminal event.