Motor claims in the Portal—a practical guide (Stage 2 onwards)
Produced in partnership with Sue Brown
Motor claims in the Portal—a practical guide (Stage 2 onwards)

The following PI & Clinical Negligence practice note produced in partnership with Sue Brown provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Motor claims in the Portal—a practical guide (Stage 2 onwards)
  • The Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims in Road Traffic Accidents—30 April 2013 onwards
  • Stage 2
  • Medical reports
  • All claims
  • Soft tissue injury claims
  • Medco
  • Interim Payment Request
  • Interim payment of £1,000
  • Interim payment of more than £1,000
  • More...

The Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims in Road Traffic Accidents—30 April 2013 onwards

STOP PRESS: A new RTA small claims protocol for whiplash claims comes into effect for accidents occurring on or after 31 May 2021. The small claims track limit for personal injury claims arising from an RTA is increased to £5000 in respect of general damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity for whiplash injuries (subject to certain exceptions). For further details see: The RTA small claims protocol—key features checklist

This Practice Note focuses on the Portal for road traffic accident (RTA) claims brought under the Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims In Road Traffic Accident Claims.

This Practice Note aims to provide an overview from Stage 2 of the process onwards. For guidance on Stage 1, see Practice Note: Motor claims in the Portal—a practical guide (Stage 1).

Stage 2

Medical reports

In order to start Stage 2 of the process, the claimant (C) requires a medical report.

All claims

The Pre-Action Protocol for Low Value Personal Injury Claims in Road Traffic Accidents (RTA protocol) states: ‘it is expected that most claimants will obtain a medical report from one expert, but additional reports may be obtained from other experts where the injuries require reports from more than one medical discipline’ and that the medical expert should identify the medical records considered relevant to

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