If you’ve been injured in an accident that was not your fault and are considering taking some form or another of 100% ‘no win, no fee’ personal injury action with a view to seeking a Telford and Wrekin accident at work compensation pay-out for your suffering, honesty will always be the best policy.
Do not, under any circumstances, submit to the temptation of exaggerating the severity of your injuries with a view to securing a larger pay-out. If you get caught, there will be a chance that you might jeopardise any pay-out you might have been legitimately entitled to.
Personal injury fraud and Telford and Wrekin accident at work compensation
Although this will not happen in all cases, there will be a possibility of the insurance provider you take action against assigning an investigator to look at your case. It will be this person’s responsibility to sniff out any dishonesty on your part, and if any is discovered, your Telford and Wrekin accident at work compensation pay-out could be at risk.
An investigator might follow you, or look into your activity on social media. If you are photographed doing something that your injury should stop you from doing, your case could be very seriously damaged. Likewise, if you post material to your online accounts that calls your claims about your injury in to question, this could also be used as evidence against you.
If it is uncovered that you have attempted to commit serious fraud, it might not just be your Telford and Wrekin accident at work compensation pay-out that will be put at risk. In some cases, personal injury fraudsters can face a fine or even a prison sentence. So, instead of bagging yourself some extra cash, trying to pull the wool over people’s eyes could see you out of pocket or even locked up. It will be likely that you’ll probably be keen to avoid either scenario.
With this in mind, as mentioned above, any temptation to lay things on a bit thick should be resisted at all costs. Not only will it jeopardise any genuine Telford and Wrekin accident at work compensation claim you have, it could also threaten your liberty.
Talk to the personal injury experts at Accident Advice Helpline
If you have a genuine claim for Telford and Wrekin accident at work compensation and would like to discuss your options with a top 100% ‘no win, no fee’ personal injury law firm, you would be well advised to pick up the phone today and call Accident Advice Helpline free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, or complete the 30-second test to get am estimate of how much your compensation could be.
Date Published: 15th September 2014
Author: David Brown