There has been a lot of data released over the past few months with regard to claims during the Covid-19 pandemic. This trend shows no sign of abating, and as more weeks go by, the data should become more relevant and trustworthy, depending on who is providing it.
One consequence of reduced vehicle usage has been highlighted by data released by the Compensation Recovery Unit (CRU) in response to a Freedom of Information request from the Association of Consumer Support Organisations (ACSO). This suggests that the number of motor accident injury claims fell dramatically between April and June with a drop of 60,000 claims from the previous quarter, or a 40% reduction, reflecting a long-term declining trend in the number of motor-related claims registered with CRU. Claims fell from nearly 830,000 in 2011-12 to just over 650,000 last year.