Insurance giant AXA has called for mandatory MRI scans in all whiplash claims and it has also sought a time limit on the appearance of symptoms.
MRI scans or x-rays are compulsory for whiplash claims in France, while in Sweden symptoms that appear more than 72 hours after the accident are generally rejected.
AXA has claimed that MRI scans and x-rays will help diagnose whiplash however most doctors feel that these scans only show broken bones and not stretched or torn muscle which is a key sign of whiplash.
Speaking about AXA’s stance Liam Moloney, injuries Solicitor in Naas said today “genuinely injured people can have symptoms of whiplash more than a month after an accident. These injuries can be severe, can cause long lasting health problems for victims and can be very expensive to treat. The Government have already introduced serious penalties for people who exaggerate their injuries and whiplash has to be diagnosed by a doctor before someone can be compensated.
Liam Moloney practices exclusively in the area of personal injury law. If you have been involved in an accident you should contact Liam Moloney today at 045-898000 or email him directly at LiamMoloney@moloneysolicitors.ie to get advice.