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Britons making false claims for car accident compensation

A new poll by LV= has suggested that there are an increasing number of British residents attempting to make fraudulent claims for car accident compensation by inventing or exaggerating whiplash injuries.

The research involved hundreds of GPs across Britain with more than 60% claiming that they have seen more patients feigning personal injuries over the past two years than ever before.

Meanwhile 87% of respondents revealed that they had examined at least one patient who had made up their injury.

More than half of the participants stated that they had been contacted last year by claims management firms who were trying to get hold of patients' details. One in five of the GPS said that this occurs at least once a week.

The research also found that doctors were not the only ones to be targeted by claims firms, as more than 60% of car accident victims had also been contacted in the last 12 months by organisations attempting to sell their services.

Calls from claims firms such as these could explain the increase in attempts to illegally obtain car accident compensation. Professional and trustworthy solicitors will only represent deserving personal injury victims.



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