Government to raise small claims track limit for whiplash to £5000

Ministry of Justice in Petty France

As part of the Prisons and Courts Bill, the MoJ also announced a ban on claims without medical evidence, saying that it expects this to cut car insurance premiums by around £40 a year. The MoJ said it intends to raise the small claims track from £1000 to £5000 for road traffic accident related injuries. It will raise the small claims track for all other personal injury claims to £2000, in line with inflation. Justice Minister Sir Oliver Heald said: "We are determined to get a grip on the wi