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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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Insurance sector 'encourages fake whiplash claims'

Motor insurance companies are encouraging fake whiplash claims by not subjecting claimants to proper medical checks, the chair of a transport committee has warned.

Louise Ellman MP told Good Morning Britain that industry leaders "have to act more responsibly and not just pay out without an examination".

MPs have called for whiplash payouts to be banned unless victims' claims have been checked independently.

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