Scottish referral fee ban produces UK's lowest rate of whiplash claims

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Research by the Department of Work and Pensions found there were three whiplash claims for every 1,000 residents in both Edinburgh and Dundee in the year to March 2011 – compared to 22 in Liverpool, 21 in Uxbridge, West London, and 20 in Oldham.

The study also revealed that nine of the 10 postcode areas with the lowest whiplash claim count were in Scotland.

The Law Society rules have, it is believed, led to fewer accident management companies operating in Scotland and there are stricter time

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