The Association of British Insurers (ABI) said the current personal injury claims system is too slow and is plagued by high legal costs.
It said if proposals made last year by the government were implemented, then claims could be settled much faster.
The ABI said that the average motor accident personal injury claim took 730 days to settle.
There were 250,000 personal injury claims last year associated with car crashes, with 80% being non-contentious, so why does it take so long to settle them.
The ABI believes that they could be dealt with in a quarter of the current time.
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A year ago the government suggested that a new time scale should be introduced for such claims.
Under that proposal, lawyers would have five days after being contacted by a claimant to let insurers know that a claim might be made.
Insurers would have 15 days for a motor claim and 30 days for a workplace or public liability claim to decide if they were going to settle or not.
And if a settlement could not be agreed, then the case would go to a district judge for a decision.
Mr Hadrill said this would be very much to the benefit of claimants.
The ABI’s call for the government to get a move on has been supported by employer’s organisation the CBI, and Citizens Advice
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