Accident cheats

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  1. mentaliss

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    this must be good news:Smile:

    New crack down on whiplash cheats
    Chris Torney, 20 Jun, 2014
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    Ministers plan a total block on compensation for accident victims found to be exaggerating their injuries – and honest motorists are set to benefit.

    ( excerpt from Confused.Com )
     
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    But is the real ajenda for the insurers to pay out less to the many more genuine claimants ?
     
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  3. Chris

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    If you listen to Insurers and the Daily Mail, then whiplash as a condition doesn't exist.

    I just wish the CEO's of these companies, along with the Editor of the DM and Chris Grayling would all sit in a stationary car, whilst another car crashes into them from behind.

    I would volunteer to be the other driver.

    When a few days later their necks are killing them, they will be better qualified to say whether there is such a condition.

    As for exaggeration of symptoms, I am at a loss how this would be proven:Doh:
     
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    I was hit from the rear by a coach on the M1 in the seventies, it wrote off my new motorhome of less two months,
    In them days head rest weren't fitted so all four of us had serious whiplash,
    But of course that was also in the days of no litigation so suffered in silence and got on with my life,
    Jump forward 30 years and I shoved a guy up the rear end:Doh: at a roundabout in my land rover no damaged to me and slight damaged to his bumper, result! He claimed £10,000 from my insurers when there was absolutely nothing wrong with him, I told the insurance company that it was a false claim and their answer! It's easier to pay out than to contest it,
    Go figure!!!!!:Eeek:
     
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    I was an accident victim four years ago..... nearly five years now. The x-rays showed up the damage very clearly and I still have some paralysis in my left hand - not much now but it is permanent however I've learnt to work round it.

    The A&E people said that x-rays and scans would normally show such injuries and they could tell if there was damage or not. More pressure on the NHS of course - although there is a charge for treatment after an RTA I understand.

    My insurance company insisted on an injuries lawyer and they pressed for far more compensation than I would have looked for but it did take 4 years, lots of medical tests and stress. Helped pay for Buffy though!!!!
     
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    On the tele this morning ( and most mornings) crash for cash payouts £350 million per year, cost to motorist £40 per year on insurance. UK has more whiplash than any other Euro country.

    True? I don't know.
     
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    Hands up all those who have never put a few bob onto an insurance claim of any sort ?
     
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    All the more reason for making dash cams compulsory.
     
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    Me.
     
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    Me! :thumb:
     
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    Me. Only had a few following burglaries.
     
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    My job was to prevent fraud,can you imagine the fallout had I made a fake/false exaggerated claim and been found guilty.. I would have lost everything.. Not worth it...
     
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    Me. On the contrary, when we were burgled we lost out by not including things we later found were missing.
     
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    On our way back from the I.O.W. in Southampton a bus had connected with a car at some traffic lights. i could see no damage to either :thumb: A bit further up the road a number of Ambulances were rushing to the 'Crash' I said to Dawn there are the accident insurance claims pending :Wink:
     
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    That happened to me too:Sad:

    When I was first burgled in North London years ago I was so poor that they didn't steal anything at all:BigGrin:
     
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    Never claimed anything, the vehicles that I used to drive were worth less that the premium:Doh:
     
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    I'm in this club as well - claimed for a watch lost quite some time ago and was paid out for it. When moving, the watch turned up and so notified the insurance and sent back the money (and re-insured it). All sorted.......

    It is the same as fiddling expense claims..... Nobody would ever really notice, would they? Until somebody does and then it is gross misconduct and the boot....

    Not a saint by any means, but really don't think it is worth it
     
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