• The Government’s new proposals to change civil justice will treat road victims of bad drivers as cheats, whose compensation rights should be cut.
• We need your help to make sure the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) remembers that road victims are real victims.
• Complete short form / personalise editable letter template to express opposition to the compensation cuts.
The Government’s new proposals to change civil justice will treat road victims of bad drivers as cheats, whose compensation rights should be cut.
We need your help to make sure the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) remembers that road victims are real victims.
The MoJ currently wants to prevent the recovery of legal costs for claims worth less than £5000. Misleadingly trailed by the Injustice Ministry as whiplash reforms, these hit hardest those people who might have been cycling or walking when injured. This is because the majority of common injuries in these circumstances, such as broken collarbones, wrists and ankles, usually involve claims falling beneath the £5000 threshold.
This means if you’re a road victim, you can still claim compensation, but you’ll probably have to pay out what you recover in legal fees, or run your case without legal help.
What can you do?
If you think this is unfair, and the Justice Secretary should value victims more than the insurance industry, then join Cycling UK, along with RoadPeace, the national charity for road crash victims, and Living Streets, the national charity for everyday walking, to support our opposition to these changes.
Help us to preserve victims’ compensation rights by filling in the short form below and clicking ‘go to next page’. On the following page you will find an editable letter expressing your opposition to the compensation cuts.
With your help we’ll stop the Justice Secretary Elizabeth Truss from creating a system which robs road victims of fair compensation as the price for a cheap whiplash headline.