Small Claims: Personal Injury

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 20th September 2017.

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Photo of Madeleine Moon Madeleine Moon Labour, Bridgend

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, whether he has plans to bring forward legislative proposals to increase the small claims limit for road traffic accident-related personal injury claims to £5,000 and to increase the small claims limit for all other personal injury claims to £2,000.

Photo of Dominic Raab Dominic Raab The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

On 23 February 2017 the Government published details of reforms relating to road traffic accident-related personal injury claims in its response to the ‘Reforming the Soft Tissue Injury (‘whiplash’) Claims Process consultation - https://consult.justice.gov.uk/digital-communications/reforming-soft-tissue-injury-claims/, which sets out reforms to increase the small claims track limit for road traffic accident related personal injury claims to £5,000, and for all other personal injury claims to £2,000.

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