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Regional letter campaign - injury claims are not to blame for rising premiums

14 May 2018
APIL news

Sir,

 

Motorists should not be taken in by the insurance industry’s distorted figures and false connections between injury claims and motor premiums.

 

Insurers take compulsory car insurance premiums to ensure that compensation is available when someone is injured. The cost of injury claims is falling year on year: analysis of the insurance industry’s own figures shows the cost has dropped by 21 per cent since 2013.

 

So, claims are falling and insurers are paying out less for them, yet our car insurance premiums are still going up. Meanwhile, the same insurers who are putting up our premiums are blaming their actions on the cost of bodily injury claims, and fighting to make sure the right to claim compensation for genuine injuries is severely restricted.

 

Evidence proves that injured people are not the cause of rising premiums, yet the insurance industry is using bodily injury as a ‘get out of jail free’ card. Readers should not be fooled.

 

Brett Dixon 

APIL president

Past letters to the press

RE: NHS bill for compensation reaches £100m in 24 hours - The Times (15 October), 15 Oct 2018
Regional letter campaign - cold calls for personal injury must be banned, 25 Sep 2018
RE: Letter to the editor - What a nuisance - Daily Mail (29 August), 29 Aug 2018
RE: Good sense at a premium as insurance profits soar -Yorkshire Post (25 August), 28 Aug 2018
Regional letter - Health and safety should be celebrated, not watered down, 22 Mar 2018
Re: Many NHS victims should settle for an apology - The Times (5 February), 05 Feb 2018
Re: Bruising is the new whiplash - Daily Telegraph (24 January), 24 Jan 2018
RE: Whiplash and tax hikes blamed as car insurance rises by £100 in 3 years - Daily Mail (24 January), 24 Jan 2018

More past letters to the press

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