YOU MAY HAVE A CLAIM FOR COMPENSATION Diesel Emissions Claims If you owned or leased a diesel vehicle between 2007 to 2018 you could be entitled to up to £10,000 compensation. Check now Home E Car, Home & Travel E Diesel Emissions What is the diesel emissions scandal (also know as ‘Dieselgate’)? ‘Cheat devices’ were fitted to diesel cars to intentionally lower emission figures in laboratory testing. In real world driving, diesel cars were emitting up to 40 times more NOx than the official figures, causing harm to the environment and public health. What am I claiming for? You are claiming compensation from the car manufacturer for being deceived into thinking your diesel car was less harmful that it actually was. For example, you may not have bought the car if you knew about the ‘cheat device’, you may have paid more for the car than you should have, or you may have incurred costs to fix the car in order to meet emission standards. In this section › Diesel Emission Claims › The diesel emissions scandal › What am I claiming for? › Who is eligible? › What is the process? › The legal bit › Common questions Who is eligible to make a claim? In order for your claim to stand a chance of success it is advisable you meet the following criteria. Registered Keeper You were the registered keeper of a diesel car or van in England or Wales that was made between 2007 and 2018. New, leased or second hand The vehicle you were the registered keeper for was either new, purchased second hand or leased. Proof of Ownership You can provide proof of ownership documents such as your purchase or lease invoice or finance agreement. No longer owned It’s ok if you no longer own the vehicle and it has now been sold on, you can still make a claim for compensation. Vehicle makes Your vehicle make was either Mercedes, Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Vauxhall, Ford, Citroen, Peugeot, Renault, Nissan, Skoda, Jaguar, Volvo, Hyundai, and Land Rover. Please note we currently accept Mercedes only, but soon other makes will be available. If you meet this critiera, it’s likely you can claim: Start claim The simple 3 step process for claiming It doesn’t take long to submit your claim and we’ll do the leg work for you. R Step 1 - Enter your reg Use our elibility checker to find out if your vehicle is eligible in just a few clicks. R Step 2 - Apply online Complete a quick online form in 5 minutes. There’s no lengthy questions and all data is held safe and securely in accordance with GDPR policy. R Step 3 - Submit your case Our partnered claims team will compile your case and submit to the car manufacturer for a decision. Start claim Key Fact It is estimated that 11 million vehicles in the UK are affected by the excess diesel emissions issue. Was yours one of them? Fleet News (05/03/2021) Are diesel claims worth it? If you are considering whether a diesel emissions claim is worthwhile, the most simple route is to join a claim as part of a class action lawsuit. This means joining other claimants who may have also been misled about their emissions to form a larger case. Our quick and easy diesel claims checker is available for you to submit key details about your vehicle to establish your own eligibility. We work alongside a dedicated panel of proven solicitors who offer this service on a no-win-no-fee basis to help eliminate any financial risk on your behalf. It is important tonote that the deadline for submission is March 31st this year so it is a good idea to start any enquiries now. Compensation Amounts The average compensation for a diesel claim is estimated to range from £2k – 20k. The legal argument Diesel emission claims are a group legal action which is currently untested in English and Welsh courts (April 2022). This means success is not guaranteed, however law firms have stated successful claims would likely reach into the thousands of pounds. The legal argument is based on the financial loss each individual claimant suffered as a result of the manufacturer’s alleged wrongdoing. This will mostly be based on ‘did the owner pay more than they otherwise would have for the vehicle?’ and ‘did the owner incur costs to make the car meet the emission standards?’ VW cases were first heard by the courts in 2019 and are still being processed. A hearing is due in Jan 2023, but it could take months for a judgement. Depending on the judgement, claim speed may speed up, however, VW can always appeal the decision which would add further delays to claims. Start claim Did you know? Following a ruling by the German road vehicle authority called the KBA, the High Court in London ruled the ‘cheat device’ was binding in the English High Court, paving the way for English claims. The Guardian (Mon 25 May 2020) Choose your manufacturer Mercedes If you had a diesel car from Mercedes you could be entitled to compensation due to the diesel scandel. Visit the manufacturer page to read more or start your claim now. Start claim Visit lender page › BMW If you had a diesel car from BMW you could be entitled to compensation due to the diesel scandel. Visit the manufacturer page to read more or start your claim now. Start claim Visit lender page › Vauxhall If you had a diesel car from Vauxhall you could be entitled to compensation due to the diesel scandel. Visit the manufacturer page to read more or start your claim now. Start claim Visit lender page › Common questions Do You Offer No Win, No Fee? If your claim is successful you pay a fee to the legal firm handling your case, these range from 20-40% and you will be told what the fee is when your claim is approved. If your claim isn’t successful, ‘ATE’ or ‘after the event’ insurance provided by the law firm will cover any legal fees you are liable for. Be aware, some ATE policies are capped, so please read the legal firm’s small print before signing any agreement. How much could my claim be worth? A claim can be worth anything from a few hundred pounds to as much as £10,000. Can I cancel my claim? You have a 14 day right to cancel policy. If you cancel your claim after that you may incur legal fees from the firm processing your case. How long do claims take? We will try to get a response from the vehicle manufacturer within four weeks. If your claim is settled out of court, you may get less than going to court but the claim will be settled much quicker. The VW court case is ongoing nearly three years later. What is the deadline? The deadline for VW cars was 31/12/21, however, there is no deadline yet for other manufacturers. What make of vehicle can I claim for? At the moment we only claim against Mercedes, however, many vehicles were affected by the initial scandal, including Audi, Seat and Renault. In total many vehicle makers were affected by the scandal including Mercedes, Volkswagen, Audi, BMW, Vauxhall, Ford, Citroen, Peugeot, Renault, Nissan, Skoda, Jaguar, Volvo, Hyundai, and Land Rover. What engines were affected? 1.2, 1.6 or 2 litre diesel engines made between 2007 and 2018. Does it matter if I bought the car on finance? No. Your claim is the same if you bought the car new, second hand or as part of a finance agreement.