The best way of enhancing the chances for success of a claim for a whiplash injury in Chapeltown, or anywhere else here in the UK for that matter, is to do a little research to understand what you’re dealing with; especially in the current environment.
The merry-go-round may be slowing down
Last year more than 477,000 claims for whiplash injury were registered, the majority of which were fraudulent. It amounts to nearly 1 claim being made per minute! Now, the government is involved, and the Ministry of Justice is looking into the setting up of a special whiplash claim evaluation panel, it looks like the merry-go-round will be coming to an end.
Why should the UK driver have to pay?
Most insurance companies have been paying out huge amounts of compensation whilst paying scant regard to the authenticity of claims. The only reason they’ve been able to do this is because they’ve been increasing motor insurance premiums to cover the cost. Estimates say the insurance industry as a whole is paying out a phenomenal £2 billion per year in compensation, and the vast majority of it is being paid for by the UK driver.
More attention to detail
In the future, much more attention will be being paid to the proofs that are available to substantiate injury claims. There will have to be some sort of mechanism put into place with regard to vetting insurance companies to ensure they are giving new claims the due care and attention they need in order to spot potential frauds.
The onus will be on the injury victim
It will put the onus on the injury victim to ensure that they have the necessary proofs in place to back up any claim they make. The proofs that we’re talking about will include things like:
- Medical proof that a whiplash injury has indeed been sustained
- Photographic evidence showing the damage to the vehicles involved
- Police incident reference numbers relating to the accident
- Statements from witnesses who viewed the accident
Increasing the success chances of your claim for whiplash injury in Chapeltown
What it boils down to is that in the future, any claim for a whiplash injury in Chapeltown, or anywhere else here in the UK, will have to be well documented and Accident Advice Helpline will ensure that individual claimants are made fully aware of best practice when it comes to raising claims.
Working with Accident Advice Helpline carries several advantages:
- A no win no fee service that is recommended by Esther Rantzen
- Free use of our 30 second online compensation calculator
- Industry leading customer support service
- Free helpline (0800 689 0500 from landlines – 0333 500 0992 from mobiles)
Date Published: 3rd May 2014