Insurers want Injuries Board ‘avoiders’ penalised

Solicitors tell clients to bypass process, firms say

27th September, 2015
A rise in the cost of settling motor claims has been cited as the key factor in the sharp rise of insurance premiums for motorists

Motor insurers have called for new laws to penalise claimants who are refusing to co-operate with the Injuries Board.

It comes as the blame game for the 20 per cent rise in insurance premiums for motorists this year is intensifying.

Motor insurance claimants are obliged by law to go to the Injuries Board for assessment in contentious cases, to minimise the prospect of costly courtroom battles.

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