Because of the high rate of fraudulent whiplash claims, it’s means that obtaining compensation for a whiplash injury in Chatton, or in any other location here in the UK, is going to need as many proofs as possible in order to make sure your claim is accepted as being genuine.
The high level of bogus whiplash injury claims
It’s rather unfortunate that the high number of unscrupulous fraudsters who’ve been claiming compensation they weren’t entitled to, has ended up making it much more difficult for genuine whiplash injury victims to obtain the compensation they deserve, and that they’re both legally and morally entitled to.
The role of the medical community and the insurance industry
To a certain extent the blame falls partly upon both the medical community and the insurance industry itself. In terms of the medical community, with the time pressures exerted on GPs they have “rubber stamped” the majority of whiplash injuries they’ve been presented.
Without expert knowledge of the symptoms, or the availability of scans or x-rays, doctors have to rely on the symptoms that victims describe, and it has proven to easy to pull the wool over medical practitioners eyes and obtain a bogus diagnosis. It is however now being suggested that medical professionals should be given more information and training to make them fully aware of full the range of whiplash symptoms, and fundamental ways of checking them out.
Whiplash injury compensation is being funded by motor insurance premiums
In terms of the insurance companies themselves, they have been paying out up to £2 billion per year in compensation. In order to fund this they have resorted to increasing the cost of motoring insurance policies by as much as £90 per policy. In recent months however, the government has said this must stop, and the Ministry of Justice is now enquiring into the feasibility of setting up a specialist whiplash injury claim review board, to be responsible for reviewing extravagant claims of whiplash injury.
Lending credence to a claim for a whiplash injury in Chatham
The bottom line is that if you’re going to be raising a claim for compensation following a whiplash injury in Chatton, or in any other village, town or city UK, you’ll need to have medical proof of the injury, proof of the damage done to vehicles, and possibly witness statements too, to lend credence to your claim.
Lean on the experience of AAH
Using an experienced specialist injury claim lawyer like AAH will also help to get your claim accepted because we handle so many genuine whiplash injury claims that we know the ropes inside out. By appointing us you can benefit from:
- An industry leading no win no fee* injury claim process unreservedly recommended by Esther Rantzen.
- Free use of our 30 second interactive online HOW MUCH compensation calculator.
- Access to our unsurpassed customer support service.
- Use of our free 24/7 helpline which can be accessed from any landline on 0800 180 4123, or from any mobile on 0333 500 0992.
Date Published: 10th May 2014