Small Injury Claims
In the Budget Statement for November 2015 the Government announced fundamental changes to
- Whiplash injury claims
- Soft tissue injuries worth less than £5000
The intention was announced that the limit of the Court's Small Claims Track for injury claims worth less than £5000 would be increased thus providing no mechanism for recovering costs in cases worth or likely to be worth £5000 or less. The detail and implementation date for the changes is not yet available but it seems reasonably clear that the intention of the Government is to deprive claimants with modest injuries from access to professional representation and access to justice because if there is no ability to recover costs the fees of the solicitor fall upon the injured claimant.
At Salmons we believe that clients with small injuries deserve proper reprentation so we will act in such cases for a set fee of £1250 plus vat and 30% of the winnings paid at case end provided you win.
It is still possible in such cases to recover court fees and a sum towards expert medical reports.
These cases can be handled quickly - often in under 6 months.