Gross exaggeration of genuine injuries is just one of the many types of fraud that is prevalent in the insurance industry
The fraudulent attempt by Airey would have cost the insurer approximately £145,000. "Gross exaggeration of genuine injuries is just one of the many types of fraud that is prevalent in the insurance industry," stated Jon Radford, a claims manager at QBE's special investigations unit.
Edward Smethurst, an associate at BLM, stated "This is another lesson to fraudulent injury claimants and practitioners alike as to the importance of a claimant's social media presence. Although fault for the traffic collision was not contested, claiming an impaired ability to run or cycle while posting significant evidence to the contrary online will come back to bite you."
The £40,000 legal costs may not be the entire outcome of Mr Airey's fraudulent activity. Further consequences may come to light in the future. His job prospects may also be affected.