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Ministry of Justice (MOJ) Reforms – A Change in Procedure

The handling and the settlement of claims for employers liability and public liability is changing.

This is in an effort by the Ministry of Justice to reduce the legal costs associated with personal injury for all incidents and accidents.

This adjustment to the procedure will not only require strict compliance from the insurers and brokers but also the policyholders and their solicitors if they are acting on behalf of a claimant.

An online system (The Portal”) applies to Employers Liability and Public Liability claims involving injury up to a value of £25,000. Some Policyholders may already be aware, or have used the Portal system due to its operation for Motor and Personal Injury Claims valued at up to £10,000, which has been in place for the last three years.

The Motor Personal Injury Portal has now been extended to apply in respect of personal injury claims valued up to £25,000 effective for accidents occurring on or after 31st July 2013.

The new rules have been set out into three sections. Section 1 regards important points that you need to be aware of and comply with. Section 2 regards the process of handling these personal injury claims using the Portal system. Section 3 regards the documents that are frequently requested to be disclosed by the claimant’s solicitors or in some cases the disclosed by the policyholder.

We strongly advise that you view the full factsheet and also see examples of the new Claims Notification Forms (CNFs).

These are available by clicking here.