Merseysiders are being warned to be on their guard for unscrupulous cold callers trying to coerce them into making fraudulent personal injury claims.
“Despite numerous measures having been taken by the industry, both anecdotal and hard evidence show that individuals are still being coerced into making fraudulent claims with the promise of thousands of pounds in damage if they simply state that they have been hurt.“Not only is this practice illegal, with serious consequences for the person making the claim, it also adds a significant cost to people’s car insurance each year. In addition, it tarnishes the reputation of the personal injury sector which, despite facing regular criticism, plays an important role in seeing justice done for those who have genuinely been injured as a result of other people’s negligent actions whether that is out on the road, at their place of work or when out and about.”
“This unscrupulous behaviour can not go unchallenged. If you or someone you know have been treated improperly by a claims management company, a complaint should be made to the Ministry of Justice. Otherwise, this aggressive behaviour which borders on harassment will continue, driving up people’s insurance bills and causing unnecessary stress to vulnerable people in the process.”