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Whiplash assessment report fees cut to tackle fake claims

Fees medical experts charge for assessing people who claim they have suffered whiplash are to be cut.

Charges of up to £700 for an initial medical report will be reduced to £180.

The government hopes introducing a fixed rate will deter experts who produce reports which encourage claimants to get unnecessary treatment.

Nick Beake reports.

  • 03 Aug 2014
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