The prevalence of whiplash injury in Barnsley, and all other busy cities here in UK, is far higher than in smaller towns and villages, simply because of the greater amount of traffic there is on the roads. It simply boils down to a matter of statistics. Statistics are however somewhat unclear when it comes down to the incidence rate of whiplash.
Statistics relating to RTA’s and whiplash injury
According to figures on the government website there were only 184,010 reported injuries of all severities in RTA’s across the nation last year.
But if you take the number of claims for whiplash injury being registered, some sources put the figure as high as 1500 per day, whilst others reported as being 1200 per day.
The number of fraudulent claims could be extraordinarily high
Whichever way you look at it this puts the whiplash injury claim rate at around about the half a million mark.
However, this may be explained by the extraordinarily high number of fraudulent whiplash claims that are being registered. If that is the case, it would tend to suggest that the number of fraudulent claims per year is somewhere around about 300,000!
This goes some way to explaining why the UK was christened the whiplash injury capital of Europe, although in a report published by the Mirror in February 2014, it suggested that the figure of claims being registered has fallen by 24,000.
The highest incidence rate of any type of personal injury
According to research undertaken by a prominent insurance group, over 78% of all personal injury claims raised here in the UK, relate to whiplash injury. This has prompted both the government and the insurance companies to call for firm action with regard to weeding out most fraudulent claims.
It is suggested that medical practitioners become more aware of the typical symptoms and use this knowledge be used to sort out the wheat from the chaff.
Establishing the potential value of your whiplash injury in Barnsley
With the amount of compensation for whiplash injury varying anywhere from £875 to £5000, it is perhaps understandable to realise that this very tempting sum for unscrupulous fraudsters.
If you however, have suffered a genuine whiplash injury in Barnsley and you’d like to find out how much your particular claim could be worth, you can use the HOW MUCH calculator that you’ll find here on the website, to both pre-validate your claim in theory, and give you an estimate as to its potential value.
It only requires 30 seconds of your time, and the service is a free one.
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