Claims and Legal Fees an Update

Thought you may be interested in this as one of the many gripes made by claimants and defendants alike in road crash cases is that the only people who seem to make any money are the Solicitors.

About 12 months or so ago, fixed fees were introduced in lower value end claims, well these fees are to be reduced again.

The chances are that before long, smaller or lower value injury claims will only be handled by insurance companies as there will not be many law firms who will be prepared to take on cases where it might mean that they cannot represent the client properly, or they will be handled by non qualified staff (which is already starting to occur).

Some of you may say “About time” but there is a risk that you will not be able to get proper legal representation of your choice in the event that you suffer anything less than a serious injury

For the purposes of clarity, the proposals are that fixed fees in portal cases are to be allocated as follows:

RTA claims up to £10,000 - £500 in total

EL/PL claims up to £10,000 - £900 in total

RTA claims between £10,000 and £25,000 - £800 in total

EL/PL claims between £10,000 and £25,000 - £1,600 in total

EL/PL stands for Employer Liability and Public Liability for those who were wondering.