The UK lawmakers have reported an abrupt rise in the number of fake insurance claims made by people in the country by exaggerating injuries.
The car insurer LV, has revealed that almost 57% of the legal officers have shared that there has been a rise in the number of their clients who present fake injuries for claiming the amount for the last ten years.
On an interesting note, 40% of the lawyers said that the fake cases have surged post recession.
"The recession has led to more people making claims. When times are hard people fall to less honest methods to meet their bills", said Ian Crowder, an AA spokesman.
52% of the solicitors have agreed that a majority of their clients claiming for personal injuries have been found depicting car accident cases, with whiplash; which has been identified as the most exaggerated injury by the solicitors. Second in the line with car accident claims, is post-traumatic stress, which is followed by strained muscles.
The LV researchers have concluded that these fake insurance claims are an outcome of television advertising which highlights the advantages associated with the insurance policies.
People taking it as an easy way of earning money, has been interpreted as another reason behind these claims.
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