- Clare Dyer
Panels of independent doctors may be set up to assess whiplash claims as part of a bid by the UK government to curb spurious and exaggerated claims.
The move is one of a range of measures on which the government is to consult this summer after a surge in the number of questionable whiplash claims, which insurers say has added £90 (€110; $145) to the average car insurance premium.
Ministers say that the UK has become the “whiplash capital of Europe,” with drivers and passengers making 1500 claims a day for whiplash injuries. Five ministers met insurers and consumer groups at a …