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Old 17 November 2014, 06:11   #1
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Naughty RYA!

Boy who suffered catastrophic brain damage in boat crash was secretly filmed to assess the extent of his injuries | Daily Mail Online
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Old 17 November 2014, 06:29   #2
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Because they did surveillance via insurers which is standard practice for claims due to the number of false claims, or time to settle?
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I Agree with Ian, the RYA did nothing wrong, it was their insurers that instigated this!!! And quite rightly So !
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Seems insurers cant win.

If they just pay everything without looking into it then fraud increases and everyone pays more .

If they look in to claims they are accused of 'spying' - even when they find its all genuine and pay a significant amount of money.

What would people prefer they do ?
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Seems insurers cant win.

If they just pay everything without looking into it then fraud increases and everyone pays more .

If they look in to claims they are accused of 'spying' - even when they find its all genuine and pay a significant amount of money.

What would people prefer they do ?
On your side Pete. So many false claims have been made/tried. Think in this case the time lapse from accident to acceptance is poor, but we dont know what delaying tactics done by lawyers etc for each side.
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It's good to see the injured party looked after - that's what insurance is for. Unfortunately, some elements of the "legal system" regard insured parties as their main source of income and take advantage of a good system to scam money where there is little or no injury. From personal experience, I can confirm that a win in court often results in a miraculous recovery for the injured party - so I'd support surveillance. Ten years seems excessive, but if the case was going to establish precedence, then it's no surprise...
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