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The industry shouldn’t be allowed to use false claims as a way to stiff the victims of accidents that are no fault of their own
Campaign group A2J said the government’s plans for personal injury reform could lead to mass redundancies of up to 60,000 people.
This will in turn affect income to the Treasury as well as having a knock-on effect on companies receiving outsourced business from law firms, the group said.
The way the Chancellor offtset the alleged savings from denying compensaiton to those suffering soft tissue injuries against a rise in insurnace premium tax is shameful. It’s time to make the Government and the insurance industry pay
77% of the public do not believe insurance companies will hand customers any savings made from proposed government reforms to personal injury claims, according to new research carried out on behalf of the Access to Justice (A2J) group.
The county court has overturned a decision to penalise a failed personal injury claimant with an order of fundamental dishonesty against her.
His Honour Judge Hodge QC, sitting at Manchester Civil Justice Centre (pictured), said District Judge Khan ‘went too far’ in penalising a woman who had made a claim against the restaurant chain La Tasca after claiming to have suffered a fall at its Trafford Centre branch in 2014.
A freedom of information request by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) reveals that the government’s compensation recovery unit recorded 335,365 claims in 2015/16 where the compensator had used the term ‘whiplash’ within the injury description field. In 2014/15, a total of 376,513 claims were identified in the same criteria – meaning a fall this year of 11%.