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Road Traffic Accident Claim Changes


At Harding Evans our team of experienced Personal Injury specialists can help if you’ve been hurt as a result of being involved in an accident.

Whether you were a passenger, cyclist, pedestrian, driver or rider. Even if you are the victim of a hit and run or maybe the other driver did not have insurance – it is still possible to make a claim.

Following on from important changes to the rules surrounding Road Traffic Accident Claims please take a look at the guidance below to see if we can help you with your claim;

  • Your accident happened on or after 31st May 2021 and
  • You were inside a vehicle and
  • You are making a personal injury claim for whiplash and other minor injury which is valued at under £5,000 and
  • You are aged 18 or over when commencing the claim.

For additional guidance on making your claim, please download the governments ‘How to Guide‘.

*  Please be aware that your injuries will be valued differently. For more information on how your claim may be valued, please click here.

For the updated tariff, please click here.

  • Your accident happened before 30th May 2021.


  • Your accident happened on or after 31st May and
    • (i) You are a vulnerable road user i.e. a motorcyclist, pillion passenger, passenger in a sidecar attached to a motorcycle, wheelchair or powered wheelchair user, on a mobility scooter, on a bicycle or other pedal cycle, riding a horse or a pedestrian; or
    • (ii) You are a protected party i.e. under the age of 18 years or a party who lacks capacity to conduct proceedings unaided; or
    • (iii) Your injury claim is valued at over £5,000, or together with other financial losses your claim is valued at over £10,000; or
    • (iv) The “at fault” vehicle is registered outside the United Kingdom; or
    • (v) Your claim is in respect of a breach of duty owed to a road user by a person who is not a road user; or
    • (vi) Your claim is against an untraced driver; or
    • (vii) You or the defendant is a personal representative of a deceased person; or
    • (viii) You are currently bankrupt.

We understand that the idea of making a claim can be daunting, but if you’re accident happened before 31st May 2021 or you are a vulnerable road user, protected party or your injury is valued at over £5,000, then our team of personal injury specialists are here to guide you through every step of the way.


View our handy infographic here for more information.

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