Terror victims’ payouts boosted by legal change

Victims of the Westminster Bridge, London Bridge and Finsbury Park terrorist attacks can expect lifelong compensation as a result of an obscure legal change made just three weeks before the first atrocity in March. The change means victims will have the full cost of their care paid for by the motor insurance industry, rather than relying on government lump sums. Before March 1 this year, the Motor Insurance Bureau had imposed an exclusion in cases of terrorism. But the removal of the clause, which took effect 21 days prior to the Westminster Bridge attack, means those victims struck by vehicles will not have to rely on the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme.

The Sunday Telegraph, Page: 2

Posted 03/12/2017