Whiplash assessment charges cut in bid to tackle fake claims

Fees charged for medical reports of people who say they have suffered whiplash injuries are to be heavily cut in a bid to reduce fraudulent claims.

The government said the move was aimed at tackling Britain's "compensation culture".

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Grayling: Honest drivers bearing cost of abused system

Justice Secretary Chris Grayling has vowed to improve the process for whiplash claims so "honest drivers" no longer bear the cost of a system that has been abused.

Chris Grayling said he wanted to introduce a 'robust' system for whiplash claims. Credit: PA Wire

Grayling announced that the amount medical professionals can charge for reports on people who claim to have suffered whiplash has been drastically reduced from up to £700 to £180.

It is the latest measure announced by the government as they bid to end Britain's "compensation culture".

"Honest drivers have been bearing the cost of a system that has been open to abuse and it is time for a change," the Justice Secretary said.

"We are determined to have an improved, robust system for medical evidence - so genuine claims can still be settled but fraud is driven out of the market."

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