Having made several announcements regarding the reformation of the personal injury claims process for road traffic accidents (RTA), the Ministry of Justice are finally preparing this month to put their plans into action.
On 30th April 2010, the personal injury claims process will undergo several changes including a new electronic portal for the transfer of information between solicitors and insurers, a fixed-cost structure and tighter control over deadlines will give rise to a revolutionary shake up of the way claims for vehicular accidents are filed and processed.
The newly constructed process will apply stringently to road traffic accident personal injury claims where the value of the claim is between £1000 and £10,000 and should see a compensation package (where liability is accepted) agreed within 30 days.
The main aim of the reform is to ensure a clear and well defined process is at the forefront of any personal injury claim and that it is able to deliver fair compensation to the claimant as soon as possible.
A revolutionary new portal designed by insurers and personal injury lawyers, will enable the swift electronic exchange of all relevant claim information and documentation such as medical records.
Organisations who will face the impact of the changes were recently given an additional twenty four days to prepare for the imminent RTA personal injury claims process which will take effect at the end of the month.