The intervention by APIL and MASS is made on behalf of the claimant group

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and the Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS) have been given permission by the Court of Appeal to intervene in two test cases to help establish levels of compensation to be awarded for ‘mixed’ whiplash injuries.

New compensation tariffs were introduced for whiplash cases last year, but legislation failed to address the way damages should be calculated in cases where whiplash injuries are combined with other injuries which are not subject to a tariff.

To address this, two groups representing claimants and defendants were brought together and facilitated by the Motor Insurers Bureau to create a framework for bringing a basket of test cases direct to the Court of ...

Suzanne Townley
News Editor
Solicitors Journal

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