Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
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Government responds to MedCo consultation - APIL statement

05 Sep 2019
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APIL president Gordon Dalyell said:


“At a time when people are looking for answers on how the new small claims system will work, this report fails to provide clarity. The Government needs to address the substantial financial barrier injured people will face if they must pay £180 up front for their medical reports when liability is denied. Not everyone can afford this. It would be very easy for insurers to play the game of denying liability in the knowledge that it will put genuine injured people off taking the claim further simply because they can’t afford the medical report.”

Past statements and comments

APIL statement following ministerial announcement to delay whiplash reforms until April 2021, 21 Apr 2020
Reactionary statement following inflationary increase to bereavement damages, 20 Mar 2020
Implementation of the whiplash reform programme, 27 Feb 2020
Response to Scottish personal injury discount rate announcement, 30 Sep 2019
Lord Chancellor announces discount rate change – APIL response, 15 Jul 2019
NHS Resolution annual report 2018/19: Reaction from the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), 12 Jul 2019
APIL's response to the publication of the fixed recoverable costs consultation, 28 Mar 2019
Lord Chancellor announces start of discount rate review – APIL response, 19 Mar 2019

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