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Recently I questioned the accuracy of the oft-repeated claim that the compensation culture was a myth. The basis for this claim was the Better Regulation Task Force report on the “compensation culture” back in 2004 that reached this conclusion on the back of the fact that the number of claims was down.
Recent research has shown a 32% increase in the number of personal injury claims launched in the High Court between 2006 and 2008. At the same time, the Association of British Insurers has said they have detected insurance fraud rose 17% between 2007 and 2008.
Still a myth?