Victims of accidents 'pressured' by compensation firms

Claims companies are contacting victims of car accidents, within as little as two hours of an incident, according to figures from a new study.

One in four said they would not have made a claim without being approached Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire

Insurance firm LV= found that some people have even been approached on a roadside, or in hospital, to encourage them to make a compensation claim.

Out of the 2,000 adults surveyed, one in four said they would never have made a claim if they had not been pressured.