Compensation culture costs motorists £118
Aviva have published a report which, unsurprisingly, has a pop at those who like to make a claim or two. They reckon that personal claims arising from 'compensation culture' are adding £118 to every motor insurance premium.
So, all those people who made claims made for whiplash, have made premiums rise rapidly. Not the insurance companies themselves you understand, as they wouldn't do such a thing, especially when they're looking at figures that obviously include genuine claims.
Apparently, there's also been a surge in fraudulent activity, which means that people are staging car-crashes and passengers involved in these collisions are making false claims, which is remarkable. The dedication for getting a quick-buck is almost impressive.
Aviva’s report - 'Road to Reform: Reducing Motor Premiums by Reforming the Claims Process' - will be launched before March and hopes to improve the PI claims system.
Dominic Clayden, claims director at Aviva said: "Our primary concerns are that injured parties receive care and compensation as quickly as possible and that all motorists benefit from a reduction in excessive costs that have built up from claims over the last few years."