GP charges for whiplash will not reduce false claims, expert says

Doctor examining patient

However, Craig Budsworth, trainer at the Motor Accident Solicitors Society, said he did not think this practice would create a barrier for false claimants.

"When a person makes a claim, the court looks for a report from a non-treating expert," he said, explaining that evidence from a GP who treated a patient immediately following an accident would not be relevant, due to issues of impartiality.

The medical evidence given in court is also provided around six to eight weeks after an accident has

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