Insurance companies blame car accident victims for rising premiums – again.
Earlier this month, Mark Allen, fraud and financial crime manager at the Association of British Insurers, said:
“The extent to which people think it is acceptable to lie to the insurance industry is shocking. All law-abiding motorists end up paying the bill for fraudsters who invent and exaggerate injuries to claim compensation they are not entitled to.”
He went on to say that:
“The Government’s reforms to shut down the whiplash gravy-train cannot come soon enough and in the meantime, people should be warned that the insurance industry is determined to root out and prosecute those who try to take advantage of the system.”
The latest statistics from the Health & Safety Executive covering 2016:
- 1.3 million working people suffering from a work-related illness
- 2,515 mesothelioma deaths due to past asbestos exposures
- 144 workers killed at work
- 72,702 other injuries to employees reported under RIDDOR
- 621,000 injuries occurred at work according to the Labour Force Survey
- 30.4 million working days lost due to work-related illness and workplace injury
- £14.1 billion estimated cost of injuries and ill health from current working conditions
St. Andrew’s Hospice has officially announced that the winner in The 2017 Grand Car Raffle, is Kieran Watson from Airdrie.
We are delighted to congratulate Mr Watson who has won a brand new Kia Picanto.
We are delighted to share the news that the inaugural Clydeside Action on Asbestos Gala Ball on 12th May raised £35,000 for the organisation.
Phyllis Craig MBE, director of CAA, said: “This fantastic sum will enable us to continue to provide much needed practical and emotional support to those living with an asbestos related disease and their families”