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UK is the ‘Whiplash Capital of Europe’ – Fleetnews

Eight out of 10 personal injury claims following road traffic accidents are now for alleged whiplash – more than twice the average of France, Spain and the Netherlands, research from the ABI suggests.

The full extent to which the UK’s compensation culture has led to an epidemic in whiplash claims is set out in the ABI’s submission to the Transport Select Committee inquiry into whiplash.

This highlights that:

• In the UK 78% of personal injury claims following road accidents are for whiplash, twice the average percentage of whiplash claims across Europe. It compares to 30% in France and Denmark, 31% in Spain, 35% in the Netherlands and 68% in Italy….

Read more at … http://www.fleetnews.co.uk/news/2013/4/23/uk-is-the-whiplash-capital-of-europe-/46849/