MPs say insurers encourage false whiplash claims

A group of MPs have accused the motor insurance industry of encouraging fraud and exaggeration in car accident claims, including false whiplash claims. This comes after AXA insurance called for MRI scans and X-rays to be used to diagnose whiplash for a compensation claim to be made. MPs on the Transport Select Committee said that […]

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Calls for MRI scans to diagnose whiplash

There have been calls for MRI scans and X-rays to diagnose whiplash injuries and reduce false whiplash claims. Melanie Lidstone-Land, expert personal injury lawyer at Swain & Co explains, “Whiplash is a soft tissue injury. Unfortunately, due to the nature of the injury, it would be difficult for MRI scans to show evidence of whiplash.” […]

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