Plans to ban whiplash payments without medical checks

Car insurers could be banned from paying compensation to whiplash claimants who have not undergone medical tests to check whether their injuries are genuine, a new report from MPs has said.

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Crackdown on fake whiplash claims planned

Car insurers could be banned from paying compensation to whiplash claimants who have not undergone medical tests to check whether their injuries are genuine, a new report from MPs has said.

Fraudulent whiplash claims result in higher insurance prices for consumers Credit: PA

They said that insurers are too willing to pay compensation even when they suspect claims are fraudulent, said a report from the Transport Committee.

The committee said steps were being taken to prohibit insurers from offering to settle whiplash claims before the claimant had undergone a medical examination.

"We agree and would like to see this practice banned altogether," they said.

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