Matt Rodda Member of Parliament for Reading East
Last week in the House of Commons, Matt Rodda MP spoke out against proposed changes to the law which could make it harder for victims of car crashes and other accidents to claim compensation.
The Civil Liabilities Bill aims to introduce measures to reduce fraudulent whiplash claims and set tariffs for the level of compensation for losses caused by a whiplash injury.
It has been criticised by many and described as using a sledgehammer to crack a nut because it includes a range of measures to reduce other compensation.
The Reading East MP, who described the Government proposals as part of a package of measures which cut most people’s access to justice, intervened in the latest stage of the Civil Liabilities Bill on Tuesday.
Matt said: “The proposed changes in this Bill could leave tens of thousands of working people without access to free legal help. Many may have to represent themselves, where the insurers fighting against them have lawyers of their own. Others may not be able to pursue their cases at all.”
“The Government is proposing a one size fits all response that punishes innocent victims. Labour will always work to ensure that victims receive 100% of the compensation they are entitled to.”