Welcome to Fundamentally Honest, the blog on all things fraud from Kennedys’ experts.
Whatever your involvement and interest in insurance and claims fraud, we are here to keep you up to speed on developments in legislation, procedure, case law, innovation and technology, best practice, claims investigation, the latest thinking and more.
We will share our experience and insight with both UK and global perspectives and bring you guest writers from across the industry.
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If it sounds too good to be true…the SRA issue warning to firms around cavity wall insulation claims
We consider the impacts of the latest SRAb warning to firms around cavity wall insulation claims.
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.
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.
As Mark Twain famously said, “if you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.” A failure to heed this advice can lead to problems for claimants who exaggerate or fabricate their claims.
Investigations analyst Caroline Caine talks us through one of her (un)typical days at Kennedys.
We’re often asked what makes a good fraud case. Sadly, there is no magical formula and what makes one fraud case could break another. There are however some key ingredients which when mixed and cooked the right way should have you on your way.