Personal Injury: Compensation:Written question - 25418

Asked by Helen Jones
(Warrington North)

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Asked on: 02 February 2016
Ministry of Justice
Personal Injury: Compensation
To ask the Secretary of State for Justice, how many people have been prosecuted for bringing fraudulent claims in whiplash cases in each of the last five years.
Answered by: Dominic Raab
Answered on: 09 February 2016

Information on prosecutions for fraudulent whiplash claims is not held centrally, and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

The Government remains concerned about the number and cost of personal injury claims and the impact they have on motor insurance premiums. At 760,000 (of which 690,000 were for whiplash) in 2014/15, personal injury motor claims volumes are still at historically high levels, being some 50% higher than in 2006 when there were around 520,000 such claims.

The Insurance Fraud Taskforce published their final report on 18 January which was supportive of the Government’s proposals to tackle fraudulent and unnecessary claims. The Government will consider their recommendations closely.

The Association of British Insurers regularly publishes data on the number of detected fraudulent claims made, and the most recent published data can be found here:

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