Plans are being formulated to reduce the number of frivolous whiplash claims. Whilst any reduction in unnecessary claims is to be applauded, how can we be certain these legislation plans will take into account changes in car safety?
The compensationclaims.net blog has discussed previously how an increasing number of phoney compensation claims is inflating the annual cost of insurance premiums for drivers in the UK. As it currently stands, 76% of all personal injury claims resulting from road accidents are for whiplash injuries – twice the average for other European countries.
The insurance industry [...]
The Association of British Insurers (ABI) contends that the UK is now the “whiplash capital of Europe” with one in every 140 people claiming compensation for whiplash annually. The rise in whiplash claims has been blamed on the increase iof compensation culture as a whole and more specifically; ambulance chasing lawyers and staged “crash for [...]
Perhaps the most common type of injury and subject of personal injury compensation claims resulting from a road accident is whiplash, although many other different injuries are also possible. We all have the comedy image of whiplash from movies like “The Fortune Cookie” where Jack Lemon hires a lawyer called “Whiplash Willie” to help fake [...]