It seems that if insurance companies had their way, you’d get no compensation for a whiplash injury in Chelsea, or in any other city here in the UK. It’s something of a knee-jerk reaction following the recent adverse publicity regarding the huge number of fraudulent whiplash injury claims that have been processed in recent years.
Time the insurance companies put their house in order
The government has recently initiated a consultation looking further into the number and costs of whiplash injury claims. Meanwhile, the Transport Select Committee, set up by the House of Commons, launched its own enquiry which suggested that it’s the insurance companies who must first put their house in order and put an end to practices that actually encourage fraud.
Whiplash injury compensation rights defending
APIL (The Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) has also submitted written evidence to the select committee supporting the continuance of compensation being paid to whiplash injury victims where injuries are indeed genuine. Something which most injury claim lawyers would support, especially bearing in mind the fact the law says that if you’ve been injured and someone else is to blame, you should be compensated.
The fairness of setting up a special whiplash injury review panel
The knee -jerk reaction of the insurance companies follows criticism that motoring insurance premiums have been increased by as much as £90 per policy in order to pay for the compensation they’ve been paying out, which amounts to over £2 billion per year. The alternative solution, which seems far more appropriate, is the convening of a special panel to review seemingly exaggerated whiplash injury claims. This would at least guarantee that genuine injury victims receive the compensation that they are rightly due.
Calculating how much compensation you could be due
The amount of compensation that has been paid out varies anywhere from a basic £875 to over £16,000 for cases of chronic whiplash. If injury victims would like to check out how much compensation they could be due, they can visit the AAH website and use the HOW MUCH calculator that can be found on the homepage. It’s totally free to use and demands only 30 seconds anyone’s time.
Protect the integrity of your claim for a whiplash injury in Chelsea
In order to protect the integrity of your claim for a whiplash injury in Chelsea, you should consider using the services of one of the top injury claim specialist solicitors like ourselves here at the Accident Advice Helpline. We can help you to present your genuine whiplash injury claim with the necessary proofs to facilitate payment of compensation. Our no win no fee services have been set up expressly to enable people to claim compensation that they are due without having to worry about paying any money out up front. Our service is unreservedly recommended by the famous people’s consumer champion Esther Rantzen.
To find out more, call our free 24/7 helpline on 0800 180 4123 from any landline, or 0333 500 0992 from any mobile.
Date Published: 10th May 2014