Fraudulent injury compensation claims

"There has been a move over the past few years to make claiming compensation for whiplash injuries almost impossible.  The driving force, to pardon the pun, has come from the insurance industry which claims they have been paying out far too much money to claimants who suffer whiplash as a result of road traffic accidents.  [...]

By |2014-09-17T14:08:21+01:00September 17th, 2014|Accident, Insurance, News, Personal Injuries, Settlement|Comments Off on Fraudulent injury compensation claims

Whiplash report fees slashed in UK to cut false claims

Cost of medical reports will be drastically cut in the UK in a bid to limit false whiplash insurance claims The price of medical assessments for people that claim to have suffered whiplash in car accidents will be cut in England and Wales in a bid to reduce false whiplash claims. An initial medical report [...]

By |2014-08-06T09:32:54+01:00August 6th, 2014|Accident, Compensation, Insurance, News, Personal Injuries|Comments Off on Whiplash report fees slashed in UK to cut false claims

Rogue Insurance claims firms to face fines. #legal

Rogue Insurance claims companies that provide bad service and bombard people with nuisance calls face fines totalling hundreds of thousands of pounds under new plans. Those who use information gathered by unlawful unsolicited calls and texts, waste people's time and money by making spurious claims or use misleading marketing could be fined up to 20% [...]

By |2014-06-30T08:45:13+01:00June 30th, 2014|Accident, Injury, Insurance, News, Personal Injuries|Comments Off on Rogue Insurance claims firms to face fines. #legal

Should injured people be provided solely with rehabilitation rather than damages?

The Association of British Insurers’ head of motor and liability James Dalton asked whether injured people should actually be provided solely with rehabilitation rather than receiving an award of damages. He said: “We need a debate about whether someone should be awarded money for a low-value, low-impact and very minor injury claims. It’s a debate [...]

By |2014-04-29T17:00:55+01:00April 29th, 2014|Accident, Injury, Insurance, News, Personal Injuries|Comments Off on Should injured people be provided solely with rehabilitation rather than damages?

‘Cash for crash’ scams fuel sharp rise in insurance fraud

A surge in so-called "cash for crash" scams and fraudulent whiplash injury claims is being blamed for a sharp rise in insurance fraud detected by Britain's biggest insurer. Aviva said it discovered more than £110m worth of fraud in 2013 – up 19% on the previous year – and that it was currently uncovering 45 [...]

By |2014-04-25T06:48:56+01:00April 25th, 2014|Accident, Compensation, fraud, Injury, Insurance, News, Personal Injuries|Comments Off on ‘Cash for crash’ scams fuel sharp rise in insurance fraud

Personal accident insurance for riders: what it is and why you need it

The high profile falls of eventers Laura Collett and Harry Meade — who suffered serious injuries last year, but didn’t have personal accident cover — have raised awareness of the need for riders to protect themselves in case of an accident. What is personal accident insurance? While insuring our horses is high on our priority [...]

By |2014-04-11T11:25:32+01:00April 11th, 2014|Accident, Compensation, Injury, Insurance, International, Legal Advice, News, Personal Injuries, Personal Safety, Safety|Comments Off on Personal accident insurance for riders: what it is and why you need it

GP suspended for ‘whiplash scam’

A DOCTOR who provided a ‘bogus’ medical report so a relative could make a false whiplash claim was suspended for six months after a tribunal heard his wife put him up to the scam. Dr Anthony Kaufman has produced more than 10,000 reports for use in personal injury claims and provided his services for Chester-based [...]

By |2014-04-09T08:42:34+01:00April 9th, 2014|Accident, Compensation, Courts, Crime, News, Personal Injuries|Comments Off on GP suspended for ‘whiplash scam’

Injury claims in schools cost more than £1m

MORE than £1 million of public money has been paid out in compensation and legal costs for injuries children have suffered in Yorkshire’s primary and secondary schools over the past five years, new figures reveal. Pay outs include £35,000 after a child broke a limb, £16,000 after a member of a class was injured during [...]

By |2014-04-04T08:38:12+01:00April 4th, 2014|Accident, Health & Safety, Injury, Insurance, News, Personal Injuries, Personal Safety|Comments Off on Injury claims in schools cost more than £1m

technology beats fraudulent motor insurance claims

FRAUDSTERS who tried to con an insurer out of around £20,000 by falsely claiming for injuries received in a crash that never happened have been found out by a telematics device. The personal injury claim was filed with Aviva after three claimants reported that two vehicles had been in a collision in Liverpool. But the [...]

By |2014-03-18T14:18:07+00:00March 18th, 2014|Accident, News, Personal Injuries, Personal Safety, Road Safety, Safety|Comments Off on technology beats fraudulent motor insurance claims

Thames Valley police face fine for officers’ claims scam

A police force faces a fine from the information commissioner and compensation claims from thousands of motorists after an officer stole accident victims' details from a police computer and sold them on to personal injury solicitors. Sugra Hanif, a constable with Thames Valley police, was jailed for three and a half years on Wednesday for [...]

By |2014-03-14T14:07:34+00:00March 14th, 2014|Insurance, News, Personal Injuries, Selling|Comments Off on Thames Valley police face fine for officers’ claims scam
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