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News Tag: whiplash claims

December 11, 2012

Government acts to curb whiplash epidemic

by Jan Harris
Government acts to curb whiplash epidemic
Medical panels could be introduced to assess car drivers and passengers making an insurance claim for a whiplash injury following an accident. The number of personal injury claims relating to road accidents has soared by 60 per cent since 2006, despite a 20 per cent fall in road traffic accidents and the government is to consult on a number of possible measures ...




October 15, 2012

Accident numbers fall but whiplash claims still rise

by Jan Harris
Accident numbers fall but whiplash claims still rise
The number of claims for compensation for a whiplash injury sustained in a motor accident has continued to increase despite a fall in accident numbers, the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries has revealed. The Institute reported a 20 per cent drop in the number of injuries reported to the police in accidents between 2006 and 2011, but a 40 per cent ...




September 20, 2012

Doctors call for action on bogus whiplash claims

by Jan Harris
Doctors call for action on bogus whiplash claims
Around nine out of ten doctors want the government to clamp down on bogus whiplash claims made by motorists, according to research by insurance group AXA. Seven per cent of the doctors polled by AXA had been offered money to refer patients with whiplash injuries. Twenty-two per cent of the doctors said the number of patients claiming to have whiplash injuries had ...




July 27, 2012

Average car insurance now more than £1,000

by Jan Harris
Average car insurance now more than £1,000
The average cost of car insurance is now £1,034, breaking the £1,000 barrier for the first time, according to the AA British insurance premium index. Motor insurance is now 8.5 per cent higher than it was a year ago and has doubled in price over four years. In July 2008 the average fully comprehensive policy cost just £509. Young male drivers have been ...




June 4, 2012

Guide to whiplash claim culture

by Brian Turner
Russell Thomson is an injury claims lawyer working at The Injury Lawyers, who explains that while whiplash is a clear and serious issue, the whole subject of whiplash claims has become badly distorted through insurance companies selling customer details for referral fees.   Like Tony Blair and his “Education, Education, Education” speech at the start of Labours last bout of parliamentary power, the topic we’re looking at here is "Whiplash, ...




Whiplash compensation driven by insurance companies

by Brian Turner
Russell Thomson explains how insurance companies are driving whiplash compensation claims in a bid to chase referral fees. More from the whiplash claims website: Whiplash Claims.   Whiplash claims, whiplash compensation, whiplash injuries – or Whiplash Cash, Whiplash Epidemic, and “the weakest necks in Britain” as the press often title it; whiplash has not escaped the news over the last decade as compensation claims continue to rise together with our car ...




February 14, 2012

Prime Minister promises action on car insurance

by Jan Harris
Prime Minister promises action on car insurance
David Cameron is attending an insurance summit at Downing Street today in an effort to tackle Britain’s reputation as "the whiplash capital of Europe". It is estimated that claims for whiplash injury following accidents are adding £90 a year on average, to car insurance premiums, which have risen by an average of 17% over the last year. Britain’s “compensation culture” ...