Royal Bank of Scotland Insurance (RBSI) has hailed as a success an initiative to provide rehabilitation to road traffic accident victims.

More than 60,000 cases have been evaluated since the insurer's pilot study was rolled out at the end of last year. The insurer has been working with rehabilitation provider RTW Plus since August 2005 to speed up claimants' return to work.

Geoff Leeks, regional claimant services manager at RBSI, said: "It has been very successful to date and basic financial level indications suggest the savings we will make on claims expenditure will pay for the process."

Other insurers, such as Allianz Cornhill, AXA and Norwich Union, have been assessing the cost-benefits of rehabilitation on personal injury claimants.