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are on the rise according to City law firms dealing with compensation
claims during the economic downturn. Last year, Britons made more than
560,000 medical claims totalling £383 million, up 58 per cent on 2007.
Claims for lost luggage were the second most popular, with nearly
400,000 British travellers seeking around £8 million from their travel
insurer, up eight per cent on 2007. Claims for flight cancellations
were also up, rising 24 per cent to 240,000 claims.
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