There has in the last few years been a clampdown on bogus whiplash injury claims by the government and this has now led to less money in total being awarded for whiplash injuries in the intervening period. But it would be wrong to assume that making a personal injury claim has been made more difficult per se.
The fact of the matter is that if you have a personal injury claim that has very little substance to it then you now most certainly have less chance of getting awarded compensation for your perceived injuries. But if you have a genuine injury that can be medically proven then there is absolutely no reason for you not to win your claim to compensation. That is providing of course that you can prove that the accident you have had was not your fault but of a third party.
The authorities acted to tighten up proceedings in the wake of figures showing that there was more compensation awarded for whiplash injuries in the UK than any other country in Europe, and they felt that they had to act to stop any fraudulent claims. There have certainly been individuals and groups of people over the years who have exploited these types of injuries and set up accidents so as to benefit from compensation for supposed injuries.
Now if you are involved in a road traffic accident and you go to hospital with a whiplash injury you will be more rigorously checked out and tested than previously so as to be sure that your injuries are real. As previously mentioned you have nothing to worry about as long as you are truthful and only go to get checked out if you think you do have a whiplash injury.
The process with your insurers and solicitors is also more rigorous and you do have to prove that you have indeed received a personal injury to yourself that was not your fault. With the help of your solicitor though you can negotiate any hurdles that anybody puts in front of you to receive the compensation you deserve.
We certainly don`t want to go back to the days when people did not bother putting any claims in the majority of the time. as it is important that people if they have had an injustice against them do act and try to get compensation for their injuries and/or the time off work they require as a result.