Sep
17
2012

Whiplash claim numbers fall

What’s My Claim Worth have extensive experience dealing with Whiplash compensation claims which was not your fault and for claiming for the best possible compensation that you deserve. We are here to offer you the best possible service and offer a sympathetic ear along with unparalleled legal expertise.

If you have sustained whiplash during a road accident, it is not just the driver who can claim compensation, passengers can also make a claim for whiplash.

Whiplash recovery time varies depending upon the injuries sustained, in that whiplash symptoms can last a few days, or in severe cases, a lifetime. We are here to support you throughout your claims and we are here to offer you and your family the best possible service and support.

We work hard to help those who have been injured in an accident through no fault of their own the compensation they deserve.

 The government to inject some sanity into the whiplash debate

 Last year claims fell by almost 24,000.

The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) records showed 547,405 claims for whiplash in 2011/12, compared with 571,111 in 2010. This shows a fall of 4.2%. Figures also show that almost 40% of people with whiplash injuries have never claimed for compensation.

The APIL research appears as the government is expected to announce for new specialist medical panels to support improvements in the diagnosis of whiplash. The value is to increase from £1,000 to £5,000 to which claims can be handled by the small claims court.

It appears that the government has been persuaded by the insurance industry, that to raise car insurance premiums lies in tackling whiplash claims. As seen above, figures do show that claims have fallen in the last year.

The government is carefully considering any changes to whiplash as it is critical that they recognise that most injured people are genuine and that they have the right to expect proper access to justice when they need it.

A poll has been carried out amongst 4,000 members of the public. Results show that 1 in 100 people have suffered whiplash injury in the past year, 1 in 5 have suffered symptoms for more than a year, and 30% of those who suffered an injury were encouraged to claim compensation by insurance companies.

A member of the government submitted that insurers need to stop pointing the finger at everyone else and need to stop and look in the mirror, in that they need to stop paying compensation without even asking for a medical report. The government strongly believes that insurers should start sharing information that they hold about fraudsters and help solicitors identify them earlier in the process.

Are you thinking of making a whiplash claim?

You may think that making a claim for whiplash is complicated and time-consuming, but our whiplash specialist solicitors have the skills and experience to make the process as straightforward as possible.

Proven expertise

Our team at What’s My Claim Worth have successfully settled a claim for our client.

The client was involved in a road traffic accident. Our client was driving a company vehicle and was stationery at a T-junction waiting to pull out. The defendant failed to stop and drove into the rear of our client’s vehicle.

Our client as a result sustained whiplash injuries to the neck and back.

The defendant’s insurers admitted liability.

The medical report for our client confirmed the client’s whiplash injuries, in that the client’s neck should resolve within 6 months and the back injury within 1 month, and would not need a physiotherapist.

Our clients costs and disbursements were paid for by the defendant’s insurers as we were acting for him on a “no win no fee” basis.

We successfully recovered for our client the sum of £1,900 by way of compensation.

Contact our team at What’s My Claim Worth

What’s My Claim Worth specialise in Whiplash claims and in achieving the best outcome for your claim. Do not hesitate to contact us on our 24 hour free phone where you can speak directly to our First Response Team who will assist you by taking down all the details required from you.

We will fight for your claim that has happened to you in a wide variety of circumstance. We understand that the injuries that you have suffered can have severe consequences on your day to day life. When fighting for your compensation we take into account if you have had to take time off work, if you have had to pay for medication and any other losses that you may have incurred.

Our team will keep you up to date at every stage of the claims process, offering you and your family the best possible support and service.

If your claim is successful you will keep 100% of the compensation that is awarded, and, win or lose, you will not pay any legal fees.

To speak to a member of our specialist team of personal injury lawyers who will assist you further with this matter.

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