Written by NetWatch Global
NetWatch tackle increase in holiday sickness claims
Insurers have informed the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) that they have seen a recent significant increase in the number of bogus holiday illness claims. While the Claims Management Regulator, run by the MoJ, acknowledge an increase in activity by UK claims management companies in targeting tourists. This follows a shift by these companies to the lucrative holiday sickness market after a government clampdown on fraudulent whiplash cases. Experts estimate that the cost to the industry will run into millions as a leading solicitor firm states each pay-out typically ranges from between £500 to £2000. This will inevitably result in higher insurance premiums.