The number of whiplash claims in the UK are going up by a startling rate even as accident figures decline, leaving many to ponder what in the world is causing the jump.
We can’t turn our noses up at the litigation-mad US any more, considering how a new survey found that the number of car accident claims soared last year by an eye watering 18 per cent – even as the number of accidents that actually occurred in 2011 dropped like a rock.
The ‘compensation culture’ in the UK has gotten out of control and is in dire need of reform, according to a new report by the Association of British Insurers.
Bad news for anyone living in Bradford – whiplash claims figures in the city have been found to be double that of the national average, leading to renewed calls for reform of the personal injury compensation system in the UK from one MP for Bradford East.
You might find it hard to believe, but whiplash-related car accident claims cost insurance providers around £2 billion on an annual basis, according to the AA – and drivers are footing the bill to the tune of around 90 extra pounds a year on their insurance premiums.