Aviva has called for solicitors to be forced to declare the means by which personal injury clients are obtained. According to the Law Gazette, the insurer says the ‘lucrative nature’ of selling claims leads has given rise to a black market for car accident data, allowed in part by a lack of transparency. The Law Gazette
A man who made a personal injury claim against Dyfed-Powys Police was awarded £40,000 in an out-of-court settlement. Richard Roberts received the settlement after it was claimed in a witness statement that he was shouting and swearing at the time of his arrest. Although he denied the allegations, the force proceeded to charge him.
A 71 year old man is claiming personal injury compensation after being left paralysed by a freak wave while on holiday in Cape Verde. Mick Collier suffered neck and back injuries in the accident. He claims lifeguards at the five star hotel had raised an orange flag to indicate it was safe to enter the
Bracknell Forest Council spent almost £100,000 in compensation claims over the last five years. 105 personal injury claims were made to the Council by people who suffered trips, slips or falls in council-owned buildings or in public spaces. Out of the 105 claims, only 13 of these were successful. The largest payout from the last
A car salesman suffered a traumatic brain injury after he was hit at speed when a co-worker lost control of a car that he was preparing for a test-drive. Mohammed Al-Zehairi, 27, spent almost two weeks at hospital being treated for a fractured skull and leg injury after the freak accident. Mr Al-Zehairi has long-term
Two companies have been fined a total of £310,000 for their part in a “wholly avoidable” incident after a man suffered life-changing injuries, including an open fracture to his femur and multiple fractures to his pelvis and hips, when he fell from a factory roof. Brian Robinson, 38, fell through a roof light onto the
A man who fabricated car crashes in order to claim thousands of pounds from insurance companies has been jailed for 10 months. Leeds Crown Court heard how Motondo, 40, who preached at a Pentecostal church in Leeds, bought policies using personal details of two people in his congregation and then rang insurers posing as them.
Four members from the same family have been jailed for more than three years after setting up five car accidents in an insurance fraud operation that cost more than £40,000. Rashid Ahmed, Abdullahi Bana, Salah Mohammed and Abbas Moobe, from Ilford, London, have been sentenced for their part in carrying out a series of ‘crash
A partner has been struck off by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT) after he allowed his staff to pursue fraudulent personal injury (PI) claims and presided over a system that treated claims management companies (CMCs) “as if they were the actual client.” Muzammil Hussain Abid’s fellow partner at Crescent Law, Imran Uddin, was suspended for