Fraudulent personal injury claims reaching "epidemic" levels, according to research

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Six in 10 (57%) say there has been a rise in exaggerated injuries in the last decade while 40% said they have seena surge in 'fakers' since the recession began.

LV said that personal injury costs now add £100 onto the average car insurance premium.

Among solicitors who have encountered suspect personal injury claims, over half (52%) say the claims are most likely to involve a car accident, with whiplash the most frequently exaggerated injury making up 46% of all exaggerated claims. Post

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