Busting the whiplash myth

We’ve been spun a yarn about personal injuries claims driving up the cost of motor insurance. It’s bogus and grossly unfair to accident victims who are entitled to seek redress.

25th February, 2018
The Personal Injuries Commission wants Irish doctors to assess whiplash victims’ injuries based on a framework which does not reflect the complexity or long-term effects of the condition Getty

The recently published first report of the Personal Injuries Commission (PIC) has made a number of recommendations which it maintains will result in lower motor insurance premium costs.

The report does not paint the real picture of the personal injury market in Ireland today, and will be of little comfort to advocacy groups fighting for fair treatment for people injured through no fault of their own in accidents.

Its main proposal is that all doctors,...

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