1bn Saved On Accident Claims and Whiplash Claims

We often talk about the rise in false accident claims, but for the first time, insurers are beginning to win the battle against ‘suspect’ whiplash claims.

The reduced number of whiplash claims has saved insurance companies over a billion pounds – savings which are yet to be passed on to consumers.

The Government’s Compensation Unit has put together figures that show 50% of accident claims made refer to motor related incidents. Statistics also show that the average value of a claim has reduced by £124 to £10,600.

The industry has been threatening to get tough on whiplash claims for a while and it […] Read more

Whiplash claims account for 80% of uk accident claims

We’re often laughed at for having the weakest necks on the planet. Many would argue that our weakness is merely the ease of gaining compensation in a place where accident claims are sought after by society. The whiplash claims culture accounts for a massive 80% of personal injury claims that insurance giant Aviva handles last year alone. The UK’s staggering level of whiplash claims is even more alarming when compared to our European neighbors France, where only 3% of claims are associated with neck injuries from a car accident.

Car insurance premiums have remained fairly stable over the last few years […] Read more

Facial personal injury after accident claim against employer

A Bolton based scrapyard has been fined £30,000 after one of its workers, Mr Sparrow, suffered a facial injury that will scar him for life. Accident Claims can reveal that the former Metro Salvage was fined and sentenced after breaches were found in health and safety practices.

Manchester Crown Court gave its verdict after hearing how the injured employee was wounded while attempting to remove a cars catalytic converter resulting in 40 stitches.

Mr Sparrow argues that their employer had instructed him to carry out practices that were deemed hazardous. The scrapyard denied any wrong doing and claim that Mr Sparrow had […] Read more

More Lies, More Deaths, More Costs From Negligence Claims

Only earlier Accident Claims reported on the link between NHS compensation claims and the lack of funding in maternity wards. Hours later we’re reading about another five figure settlement following a tragedy at the hands of the NHS trust.

Paul and Melanie Diji’s son Daniel died in December 2007, 18 days after he was born premature at 27 weeks.

The oxygen pressure given to Daniel was too loo low and led to brain damage and ultimately his death.  Daniel’s parents were told he died of brain damage after being ‘severely premature’. Mr and Mrs Diji started a legal bid for compensation against Southend […] Read more

Loss of Income? Accident Claims can Help

As well as the inconvenience of being injured, an accident at work can also result in a substantial loss of income. Some sustained injuries mean that you can’t go back to the job you used to do and you should be compensated accordingly if that’s the case. Accident Claims look at some individual cases with some remarkable results.

Take the real life case study of Susan Cox, a cook who worked at Swansea Prison. Susan has recently been awarded £100,000 after an inmate dropped a bag of rice on her back. Susan was no longer able to work after she suffered […] Read more