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The classic scenario in a low speed impact is that one vehicle hits another at a low speed and there is barely any damage to either vehicle. The seemingly minor impact prompts claims for compensation for whiplash injuries, often with lengthy prognoses of 12-18 months of suffering.
In order to keep the wheels of justice moving, the courts have been hearing cases remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. But, could a remote hearing ever be a suitable platform for fundamental dishonesty allegations?
The global pandemic took us by surprise and we’ve had to adjust quickly to new ways of working and living. However, whilst the rest of us were adapting to the “new norm” others were using the opportunity to continue to advance dishonest claims.
On 23 March MedCo temporarily lifted the ban on the use of remote examinations on claimants for the purpose of obtaining MedCo reports.
Our latest thinking into the insurance impacts arising from the ongoing crisis is offered against a positive step in the UK exit strategy. Abbott and Roche have now both been approved to provide COVID-19 antibody tests in the UK.
Whilst there are very many genuine whiplash injury claims, it is also an area which is subject to repeated exploitation by fraudsters.
In mid-March, as the UK was reacting to the pandemic and implementing social distancing measures and advising you to work from home, claims farmers had their minds on one thing - coronavirus claims.
Taunton-based partner Vittorio Cinque is responsible for managing our claims handling team and, in order to find out more about what the team does and how they can help clients, we had a quick catch-up while he has been working remotely.
Coronavirus – working together to resolve the disputes amicably, at low cost and without the lawyers?
The timeline of the coronavirus (COVID-19) sees businesses across the globe both at the beginning and in the wake of its path.
Investigations analyst Caroline Caine talks us through one of her (un)typical days at Kennedys.