Law Society head: fraud ads hinder genuine insurance claims

Insurance fraud costs insurance companies in Ireland an estimated €200 million annually, according to Insurance Ireland.

17th March, 2019
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Advertising campaigns designed to combat insurance fraud are stopping people from pursuing genuine claims, according to the head of the Law Society.

Speaking about anti-fraud advertising campaigns, Ken Murphy, the director general of the Law Society, said: “People feel borderline embarrassed about bringing a personal injuries claim, even though they are perfectly entitled to do so, because it feels somehow disreputable to bring a claim for damages for personal injuries suffered through the negligence of...

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