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Claimants’ victory – Supreme Court backs claimants in ‘mixed injury’ Test Case

The Supreme Court has today (26th March 2024) dismissed insurers’ appeals in the two cases of Hassam and another v Rabot and another in the long-running dispute over so called ‘mixed claims’.

In a welcome win for claimants, the decision now means that people pursuing a claim through the Official Injury Claim portal for low-value RTA claims can now be compensated for bodily injuries as well as for soft tissue injury.

The Supreme Court agreed with the earlier Court of Appeal decision in finding that the pain, suffering and loss of amenity aspect of compensation in non-tariff disputes must be assessed on common law principles.

Many claimants have faced uncertainty and long delays whilst this issue has been appealed and it is hoped that today’s decision will mean that claimants can now recover fair compensation for the non-whiplash injuries they suffer from arising from low value motor accident claims.



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