Further steps taken to tackle whiplash fraud
The government has announced further measures to cut the whiplash fraud culture and in turn lower motor insurance premiums and motoring costs as a whole.
The measures being brought in will mean only evidence from accredited professionals will be considered when a whiplash claim is assessed. This should help to cut out the whiplash fraudsters who attempt to try and get more than they are owed from their insurance companies. The ongoing claims culture problem has grown out of personal injury claims companies and fraudsters. Statistics have shown there were more than 500,000 whiplash claims last year costing the insurance industry £2bn. The government aims to cut this and in turn help insurance premiums to lower.
Justice Secretary Chris Grayling said, "We are turning the tide on the compensation culture and helping hard-working people by tackling high insurance premiums and other motoring costs." He added, "It's not right that people who cheat the insurance system get away with it while forcing up the price for everyone else, so we are now going after whiplash fraudsters and will keep on driving premiums down."
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