Four people who were victims of the 7/7 bomb attacks on London’s transport system are still waiting for compensation.
One of the survivors of the attack is yet to receive an offer of compensation, while the other three are disputing the amount they should receive.
The Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority has released figures which show three of the four are appealing against the amount of compensation on offer.
Dozens of victims and their families have complained about the delays in compensation payouts, and the size of the compensation offered.
Stuart Bell, who was driving the Piccadilly line Tube train when the bomb exploded at Russell Square, said “urgent reforms” were needed to the compensation system, as delays would add to the distress already suffered by survivors.
Mr Bell went to the aid of wounded people on the train.
He said: “To have this hanging over you for seven years is quite traumatic.
“These people will have no closure. When I appealed twice for compensation it just added more stress to what I was going through.
“It’s not really about the money, it’s about the authorities recognising what you have gone through. With 7/7 they just didn’t seem to care.
“When you get a paltry amount, it’s like you don’t matter, you just feel worthless. These people who are still waiting for a settlement will feel like what they went through isn’t being recognised.”
A spokesman for the CICA said: “We are currently investigating one London bombings case, which we first received last year.
“Three other people have cases with the Tribunals Service, having appealed against our first and review decisions, and all three of those have received interim payments.”