UK Insurers Launch Latest Tests On Injury Claims 'Portal'

Law360, London (January 7, 2020, 1:02 PM GMT) -- The Motor Insurers’ Bureau will begin a second round of testing this month on a proposed website for processing whiplash injury and other small claims, the body said on Tuesday, although lawyers argue the government should push back the launch of the controversial project from April.

The bureau, a quasi-governmental body funded by insurers, said it had completed the first phase of testing of the "portal," which is a crucial part of the reforms set out in the Civil Liability Act, in November.

Under existing arrangements those who suffer minor injuries in road traffic accidents, such as whiplash, have been able...

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