Reforms to Stop Whiplash Claims Shelved

Accident Claims can now reveal that the UK government has shelved it’s plans for personal injury reforms. The news, which could have seen the end of whiplash claims emerged as the Secretary of State’s message was emailed to members of the ABI

The original reform plans would have seen the personal injury small claims limit rise from 1k to 5k and the any rights to claim for soft tissue injuries removed.

Holly Paley, Accident Claims spokeswoman thinks the news is positive for personal injury claimants. “We think on the whole the decision to shelve reforms is more of a positive. Personally we thought […] Read more

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