Injury solicitors in Churston Ferrers
Although the vast majority of people who use the services of injury solicitors in Churston Ferrers are genuine, fraudulent claims are a growing problem for the insurance industry, and are costing you money on your premium. Fraud uncovered by UK insurers topped £1 billion for the first time in 2012, nearly double the cost of dodgy claims recorded in 2007. As such, you can expect the insurers of any person or organisation you take personal injury action against to fully investigate your claims before paying out.
Fraudsters try to profit from personal injury law by instigating “crash for cash” scams, in which they deliberately cause an accident, or by pretending they are suffering from worse injuries than they actually are. You would have thought the latter would be caught out by insurance firms and courts studying their medical records, but some scammers are able to hoodwink even their doctors into believing that the symptoms of an injury have continued long past the time they actually healed.
It’s likely you’ll have seen newspaper articles about benefit cheats who pretend they have serious medical conditions exposed in national newspapers. Well, insurance firms and personal injury courts can face the same type of scam from people trying to defraud many thousands of pounds from cover providers.
Insurance fraud and injury solicitors in Churston Ferrers
Many people are of the opinion that insurance fraud is something of a victimless crime. If a scammer manages to blag a pay-out from an insurance provider by using an injury solicitor that has been convinced the claim is genuine, he’s made a profit, and a large, faceless corporation has made a loss that one would assume is entirely insignificant to it. This may be the case, but insurance fraud cumulatively costs the industry huge sums of money every year which, as mentioned above, simply serves to increase premiums for honest policy holders.
If caught, insurance fraudster could face a prison sentence. On top of that, they would find it very hard to secure any form of insurance again themselves. The risks involved are just not worth it. But to some, the prospect of these punishments are outweighed by the thought of receiving a lump sum compensation pay-out.
If you have a genuine personal injury claim and would like to look into using the services of a good injury solicitor in Churston Ferrers to launch a compensation claim, you should call Accident Advice Helpline on one of the numbers at the top of this page for some free advice. Personal injury law is there to protect people who have been genuinely hurt in an accident that was not their fault. If your claim is above board, you’ll receive a fair hearing.
Date Published: 6th December 2013
Author: David Brown