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Personal Injury: Compensation

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 117563, tabled on 5 December 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, when the Government plans to publish its response to the recommendations made in the Insurance Fraud Taskforce report of January 2016; and what steps he is taking to reduce fraudulent personal injury claims while ensuring appropriate compensation for genuine claimants.

Answered on

14 December 2017

The Government published its response to the Insurance Fraud Taskforce’s report on 26 May 2016 (HCWS28), accepting each of the recommendations. We have introduced a number of reforms to reduce fraudulent personal injury claims. We are taking action on package holiday sickness claims, and have commissioned the Civil Justice Council to consider the rules around low value personal injury claims generally so that we can address the incentives to bring unmeritorious claims.

The Government’s whiplash reform programme will help to combat fraudulent personal injury claims, whilst ensuring that genuinely injured claimants are appropriately compensated. Further announcements about these reforms will be made in due course.