Personal Injury: Compensation:Written question - 19270

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Asked on: 08 December 2015
Ministry of Justice
Personal Injury: Compensation
Commons
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many whiplash claims there have been in each of the last five years.
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Answered by: Dominic Raab
Answered on: 14 December 2015

Government data is compiled by the Compensation Recovery Unit at the Department for Work and Pensions. The figures for the number of whiplash claims are shown in the table below:

Year

Total Motor PI Claims

Total Whiplash (including claims for neck and back)

2010/11

790,000

740,000

2011/12

830,000

760,000

2012/13

820,000

750,000

2013/14

770,000

700,000

2014/15

760,000

690,000


The Government remains concerned about the number of claims and the impact they have on motor insurance premiums. Despite an overall decrease since 2011/12, claims volumes are still at historically high levels, being some 50% higher than in 2006. In his Autumn Statement the Chancellor therefore announced tough new measures to control costs and reduce the number of unnecessary whiplash claims made.

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