“Recently published mileage statistics from the Department for Transport found that in 2021, car mileage increased by 12.2 per cent from 2020 levels, though it remains lower than before the pandemic, down 15.8 per cent compared to 2019. would partially explain the overall fall in RTA claims during 2021, but assuming a further increase in car mileage this year, the number of RTA claims has not kept pace with recovering car use numbers.
“The sheer volume of likely missing claims provides yet more evidence that many genuinely injured people are not getting the redress they deserve. The government’s Official Injury Claims portal, launched in May 2021, is still not doing its job properly and needs urgent attention if consumers are to regain confidence in the civil justice system.”
Turning to other types of claims, Maxwell Scott said clinical negligence and employers liability claims all remained broadly flat during the last quarter, although there was a 10 per cent uptick in public liability compared to the previous three months.
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