Holiday sickness claims firm stripped of its licence

A firm responsible for pressuring people into making holiday-sickness claims has had its licence stripped by the Claims Management Regulator. Partner Andrew Bryan said, “This closedown follows the government announcement in July of a crackdown and shows that, thankfully, the initiative has teeth.”.

Intelligence gathered by officers of the Claims Management Regulator revealed that Lancashire based Allsure Ltd had encouraged holiday-goers to fabricate or embellish symptoms of gastric illness to get compensation. Further evidence showed the firm had used deceptive sales scripts – exaggerating expected pay-outs to entice consumers.

This conduct has led to the firm’s licence being cancelled. This means that it can no longer offer regulated claims management services to new or existing clients.

Kevin Rousell, Head of the Claims Management Regulator said: “We will take firm action against claims businesses which engage in serious misconduct. Seeking to encourage false claims will not be tolerated”.

The Claims Management Regulator, based at the Ministry of Justice, regulates companies that offer to help people claim compensation for issues such as personal injury and mis-sold financial products.

The action taken against Allsure Ltd is the latest in a series of moves by government to crackdown on fake sickness claims, following concerns from the travel industry of a surge in insurance claims for gastric illnesses like food poisoning being brought by British holidaymakers.

If you would like assistance in relation to a personal injury claim, call Andrew on 032 9282 0747 for further information.

 

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