Effect of eliminating compensation for pain and suffering on the outcome of insurance claims for whiplash injury

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From: The New England Journal of Medicine(Vol. 342, Issue 16)
Publisher: Massachusetts Medical Society
Document Type: Article
Length: 76 words

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Financial compensation for injuries sustained in an accident may promote illness and disability. On January 1, 1995, the Canadian province of Saskatchewan switched to no-fault auto insurance, eliminating financial compensation for many victims of whiplash injury. By the end of the year, the number of insurance claims for whiplash injury dropped 43% in men and 15% in women. Claims were processed more quickly and the symptoms of whiplash also resolved more quickly under the no-fault policy.

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Gale Document Number: GALE|A61640278