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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Is there a small claims limit?


    Have you been wondering if there is a small claims limit? If so, the answer is yes, there is a limit to how much compensation you can receive through the small claims court. There have been changes made to how much you can get over recent years, so read on to learn more.

    Small claims limit – New developments

    In early 2017, the amount you can claim for road traffic accident personal injury claims in the small claims court rose to £5,000, with the limit for other personal injury claims being lifted to £2,000. Prior to the changes, there had been a sizeable amount of public demand for the limits to be changed.

    A new tariff for whiplash or soft tissue injury RTA claims was also introduced in 2017. The tariff starts at £225 for injuries lasting up to three months. For the top level, 24-month injuries, their limit is now £3,725. In some circumstances, an uplift of 20% will be given on a discretionary basis.

    At Accident Advice Helpline, we are waiting to hear from you if you do need to make a small claim for personal injury. Not all of the cases we oversee go to court, so you may benefit from an out-of-court settlement instead, saving you a great deal of fuss. You don’t need any money to launch a claim with Accident Advice Helpline, as we have a no-win, no-fee policy. You are welcome to contact us at any point if you do wish to make a claim or simply wish to discuss your situation and find out what your options are.

    If you’re not quite ready to pick up the phone, you can use the 30-second compensation calculator on our website. This will tell you if you are likely to have a claim. Our clients are always assigned the right kind of solicitor for their case, so if you’ve suffered from whiplash, for instance, you’ll be working with a road accident claims specialist.

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    Speak to us today

    Why not give us a call right now if you’ve been trying to find out about the small claims limit and are considering taking legal action over an accident that wasn’t your fault? Call 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 (mobile) to learn more about making a claim. Our friendly advisors will be able to offer the help you need, once you have spoken to an advisor there is no obligation to carry on your claim, even though we advise you take up our help.

    Date Published: May 2, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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