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Whiplash evidence 'could be toughened up'

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Britain has more claims for whiplash than anywhere else in Europe and the government is holding a summit on how to tackle the problem.

The Justice minister Jonathan Djanogly told the Today programme that over the last five years the number of accidents has fallen but the number of claims has risen by 70%.

He says that all claims for whiplash should go to independent doctors and "tougher" guidance of doctors' diagnosis might be needed.

No one knows how many claims are false, he adds.


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