UK- Plans unveiled to stop fraudulent compensation claims for minor injuries in car crashes
Tuesday, 12 29 2015, Category: Insurance and Reinsurance, Country: United Kingdom
Compensation for minor whiplash injuries in car accidents will be banned by ministers in a bid to stop the scourge of fraudulent claims. Changes being drawn up by the Ministry of Justice will end a person’s right to make a cash claim for minor injuries, saving motorists a staggering £1billion a year. Instead, victims with minor injuries would have their rehabilitation paid for.
Meanwhile, the threshold at which personal injury lawyers can take cases in the small claims court would be raised from £1,000 to £5,000 – meaning legal costs are reduced.
Source: Daily Mail