Over the weekend, it was reported that the government are looking to introduce new laws which will clampdown on “ambulance chasers” and bogus whiplash claims, in an attempt to reduce insurance fraud.
In October, the Ministry of Defence are introducing new measures which will see independent medical professionals assess claimant’s in whiplash cases, in an attempt to tackle questionable whiplash claims.
However, it has now been introduced that the government want to continue the crackdown on exaggerated claims, by giving courts the power to throw out compensation costs where claimants have been dishonest.
The new measures will also see claims only being settled once confirmation of the claimants injuries has been received; in an attempt to reduce the number of exaggerated claims received.
Announcement of the proposals came as figures revealed that last year, dishonest insurance claims reach 59,000 – an increase of over 30 percent from the year before – and cost the insurance industry in excess of £800 million.
Whilst the government have announced measures to tackle dishonest personal injury claims, for those who have been injured in an accident – whether in public, on the road or at work – if it can be proven that someone else was at fault, our injury solicitors will be able to help you with your compensation case.
Our solicitors assess each case on its individual merits, before advising on whether we can assist with a personal injury claim and the likelihood of being successful in a claim; ensuring you have all the information, before deciding whether to pursue compensation.
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