Having recently announced that the reforms would take place later than planned (August 2020) the government have now published a statement advising that the Act of Parliament (setting out the whiplash reforms) will be delayed until April 2021.
According to the government’s announcement, this most recent delay is due to the coronavirus pandemic and the impact it has had on the medical, legal and insurance sectors. Even though the government states that the whiplash reforms are important, it states that it is committed to easing the disruption and pressures caused by COVID-19 where it can.
This means that for now (or at least when the country starts to get back to normal), an injured person can still get legal assistance when they are unfortunate enough to suffer whiplash (neck/shoulder/back soft tissue injuries).
Whilst the delay is welcomed by us there are still many outstanding issues to be resolved with the implementation of the reforms to ensure that individuals are protected.
If you have suffered a personal injury and would like to speak with one of our specialist solicitors call us today on 0161 696 6229, alternatively please complete our online enquiry form and a member of the team will contact you directly.