Union call for EL/PL claims exclusion from small claims limit
Trade union Usdaw (Union of Shop, Distributive and Allied Workers) has called for employers’ and public liability (EL/PL)
claims to be taken out of the proposal to raise the limit for personal injury claims that go to a small claims court from
£1,000 to £5,000. John Hannett, Usdaw general secretary, said: “Whilst there is a debate about compensation for whiplash caused
by road traffic accidents, there is no concern about fraud or excessive claims in EL/PL cases. The Justice Select Committee
recently heard evidence that the complexity of workplace injury cases makes them entirely unsuitable for a small claims court.
So we are calling on the government to take EL/PL claims out of the scope of their review.”
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