Sheffield Broker Warns of Rising Slips and Trips Claims Made at Work

20th October 2014

Sheffield broker IFM Insurance based on Tapton House Road is warning local businesses of a rising numbers of slips and trips claims made in the workplace.

  This follows interim results of the Insurance Times fraud survey which revealed that slips and trips claims is the fastest growing fraudulent claims trend in the insurance industry. The research found that over 46% of insurers and brokers who took part in the survey perceive slips and trips claims to be the most concerning.  Over 86% respondents also agree with the new court rules that cases should be thrown out in their entirety should a claimant be proved as -fundamentally dishonest. IFM recently produced a short guidance document to help local firms combat rising workplace injury compensation claims on small businesses.  Firms can access the document by going to http://www.ifminsurance.co.uk/News/IFM-offers-local-firms-guidance-against-rising-wor.aspx John Leigh, Director at IFM Insurance said, -Clearly those people who suffer genuine injuries in the workplace should receive fair compensation. However, this latset survey indicates a steep rise in the number of workplace claims, which means firms, should have proper procedures in place to combat any fraudelent activity. -

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