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News Tag: whiplash

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 ...




May 31, 2012

Competition Commission to investigate car insurance market

by Jan Harris
Competition Commission to investigate car insurance market
Concerns over "dysfunctional" business practices have led the Office of Fair Trading (OFT) to refer the private motor insurance market to the Competition Commission. A report by the OFT suggests that artificially high charges could be causing car insurance premiums to increase unnecessarily. The problem centres around the referral fees which car hire and repair companies pay to motor insurers. ...




January 19, 2012

Average car insurance premium nears £1,000

by Jan Harris
Average car insurance premium nears £1,000
Car insurance premiums increased in 2011, despite a fall in the third quarter of the year, the AA reports. Based on its 'Shoparound' price index, which takes the average of the three cheapest quotes from several insurance providers, the AA says that premiums have increased by 15.3% compared with a year ago. The average comprehensive cover has increased by 5.4 per ...