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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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New measures aimed at tackling 'compensation culture'

Plans to cut medical assessment fees of people who claim to have suffered whiplash are part of a wave of measures to tackle Britain's "compensation culture".

Plans include:

  • Lawyers can no longer double their fees if they win a case
  • "Referral fees" paid between lawyers, insurers and claims firms have been banned
  • Allowing courts to throw out compensation cases which part of the claim has proved to be fundamentally dishonest
  • To ban law firms from offering incentives to clients

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