Tag Archives: insurance claims

Cutting the cost of at-fault incidents

Data collated by FMG shows an increasing number of fleet operators, insurance companies and brokers are turning to outsourced claims handling experts to help in controlling third party claim costs following at-fault incidents. The data, collated over the past 18 months, shows a 140% increase in demand for FMG’s in-house third party claims services and highlights average savings of well […]

PI now ‘survival of the fittest’

The operating environment for personal injury (PI) claims is now a ‘survival of the fittest’ according to Colin Gibson, chief operating officer at Camps Solicitors, a trading name of 2020 Legal Ltd. Speaking exclusively to bodyshop magazine, Colin said that the current status quo offers a market for good quality PI solicitors working with the industry. ‘The market conditions are […]

Crash for cash gang convicted

An organized criminal gang of six men, who carried out Crash for Cash insurance fraud, have been convicted at court. An organised criminal gang who carried out ‘Crash-for-Cash’ insurance scams, and who also attempted to defraud the UK insurance industry of Circa £5.6million pounds, have been found guilty of ‘conspiracy to defraud’, following a five-week trial at Isleworth Crown Court. […]

Cold callers encouraging false claims

One of the UK’s largest accident claims companies is encouraging customers to exaggerate injuries for profit, an undercover investigation by the Sunday Times has revealed. Staff at Complete Claim Solutions (CCS), which makes more than 7m cold calls a year, encourage motorists to make false personal injury claims by offering potential pay-outs of up to £5,000. Tom Murray, a senior […]

Van crash conman jailed

A prolific conman who made up multiple van crashes to make more than £33,000 from fraudulent insurance claims and then went on the run to evade justice has been jailed for three years and five months. Abdul Qadeer Qadri plotted diagrams of ‘accidents’ in a notebook which was uncovered by detectives from the City of London Police’s Insurance Fraud Enforcement […]