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Is stress becoming the new whiplash? Law firms find another way to cash in on crashes

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Greedy law firms facing a crackdown on bogus whiplash injury claims are now encouraging car crash victims to seek compensation for stress.

Claims handlers have raked in millions of pounds by encouraging drivers to make exaggerated whiplash claims through no-win, no-fee lawyers. In many cases the victim hasn’t even suffered an injury.

But as the Government moves to make it harder for firms to cash in on whiplash claims, insurers are becoming increasingly concerned that stress caused by accidents may be the ‘new whiplash’. As the Government moves to make it harder for firms to cash in on whiplash claims, insurers are becoming increasingly concerned about stress related injuries

One company, Thompsons Solicitors, even claims on its website that more than one in five car crash victims suffer ‘acute stress syndrome’ triggered by horrific memories of an accident.

Paul Evans, chief executive of insurance company Axa, said: ‘In recent months we…

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