Saturday December 7, 2019

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
Ken Murphy, president of the Law Society: ‘if award levels reduce, so should insurance premiums’ Feargal Ward

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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