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Fraud: Personal Injury

Question for Ministry of Justice

UIN 901947, tabled on 29 June 2021

What steps his Department is taking to reduce the number of fraudulent whiplash claims.

Answered on

29 June 2021

We implemented several important reforms on 31 May to tackle the problems associated with whiplash which will cut costs, reduce fraud and lower motor insurance premiums.

We have introduced a tariff of damages for whiplash injuries, banned pre-medical offers to settle such claims and increased the small claims track limit to £5,000 for road accident related personal injury claims.

Genuinely injured claimants will be supported through a new digital Portal enabling them to settle claims without legal advice.

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