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Whiplash Compensation Claims: Do Not Accept A Pre-Medical Offer26th Aug 2014

Getting specialist personal injury legal advice is always important if you’ve suffered a whiplash injury – but never more so than now.Simon Steele-Williams - Partner, Coles Miller

That’s because the government has just backtracked on the important issue of pre-medical offers by insurers.

And it could cost you money.

In a bid to deter fraudulent claims, the Ministry of Justice had been expected to ban insurers from offering a quick settlement before the claimant had undergone a proper medical.

But the government’s U-turn means that insurers will still be able to make these pre-medical offers.

And as highly experienced whiplash compensation claims solicitors, we can tell you that any pre-medical offers will almost certainly be too low. The insurers are simply trying to buy you off cheaply.

So never accept a pre-medical offer from an insurer.

Insurers argue that removing their right to settle early would have increased their costs and pushed up premiums.

But pre-medical offers can allow fraudulent claims to sneak through while some genuine cases go under-compensated.

Which means that honest victims suffering from extremely painful whiplash injuries may not get the proper care and treatment they need to make a full recovery.

If you have settled for too little compensation and now regret it, all is not lost. You may still be able to claim a fair and more realistic payout if you were misadvised.

To find out more about claiming compensation for accident injuries, contact Coles Miller Partner Simon Steele-Williams, 01202 293226.

This document is not intended to constitute and should not be used as a substitute for legal advice on any specific matter. No liability for the accuracy of the content of this document, or the consequences of relying on it, is assumed by the author. If you seek further information, please contact Managing Partner Neil Andrews at Coles Miller Solicitors LLP.