Fraudster receives custodial sentence in personal injury case

Keoghs, which is part of Davies, has worked with QBE Business Insurance to secure a conviction against Mark Hamilton, who erroneously claimed damages of £600,000 following a workplace accident. He was sentenced to 15 months in prison reduced to 10 months due to early admission.

Damian Ward, head of counter-fraud at Keoghs said: “I am delighted that we have been able to work closely with QBE on this important landmark case. It underlines the ongoing commitment that our market-leading team has to work across the insurance industry, to stamp out fraud and bring those responsible to account.”

Charlotte Gray, special investigations unit claims manager at QBE, said: “The level of deception was exceptional. Instead of admitting to exaggerating his injuries and misrepresenting the circumstances, the claimant kept coming up with new lies to cover up his previous lies. It totally snowballed. It is a relief that the court called it out.”

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