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Ireland Government 'lethargy' has incentivised injury claims, says TD

11:17  08 december  2019
11:17  08 december  2019 Source:   independent.ie

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Most governments have enacted laws that contain rules for filing an injury claim against them, and through these laws (usually called "Tort Claims Acts" Government -Affiliated Organizations: a "Gray Area". Knowing when the government is involved in an accident or injury is not always clear in every

a man wearing a suit and tie: CRITICISM: Robert Troy said there is ‘an insidious cabal’. Picture: Tom Burke CRITICISM: Robert Troy said there is ‘an insidious cabal’. Picture: Tom Burke

A Fianna Fail TD has said that a lack of movement by the Government on compensation culture has incentivised people to take claims. Robert Troy, the party's spokesperson on Business, Enterprise and Innovation, was responding to the investigation published by the Irish Independent yesterday which found that some doctors are fuelling Ireland's compensation culture by actively encouraging patients to bring personal injury claims.

The probe also discovered that some doctors are even recommending particular solicitor firms. Mr Troy said that the investigation highlights that "an insidious cabal exists" between a minority of doctors and solicitors "who are the big winners out of this. "They have been free to carry out their activities as a result of Government lethargy," he said.

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Each state has its own time limits within which you have to file a formal claim against a government entity. For more information on claims stemming from accidents that involved the city, county, municipality, or other such entity, see our section on Injury Claims Against Government Entities.

The most common claim in a personal injury case is negligence and the time limit for this is 3 years. This means that court proceedings must be issued within 3 years of you first Accredited lawyers from senior litigator level upwards have at least five years' experience of dealing with personal injury claims .

Close-up Of A Businessperson With Broken Arm Filling Health Insurance Claim Form On Wooden Desk Close-up Of A Businessperson With Broken Arm Filling Health Insurance Claim Form On Wooden Desk The undercover investigation by the Irish Independent found at least seven firms are sending clients to the same orthopaedic surgeon. It also uncovered how:

Some medical reports were found to be "word-for-word", "copy and paste like" and with incorrect patient names;

Solicitors and claimants asked doctors to amend medical reports;

Physical examinations for whiplash lasted as little as 40 seconds;

One solicitor claimed he's paying a GP in bulk "for up to 10 medical reports at a time", but said they "don't have a special relationship". In a statement, Mr Troy said that one of the main reasons for the "excessive insurance premiums being foisted upon businesses the length and breadth of the country" is as a result of false claims.

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"Massive settlements are being made, in many cases unbeknownst to the insurance holder, and this is driving up the cost of insurance for everyone," he added. "While I absolutely acknowledge that compensation is only right where there are genuine cases, all too often we hear of monumental pay-outs for what can only be described as very minor incidents."

Couple Reading Letter About Husband's Injury © Highwaystarz-Photography Couple Reading Letter About Husband's Injury The Longford-Westmeath TD said that there has been "no movement" on a Bill that Fianna Fail introduced in 2018 to tackle insurance fraud. "It [the Bill] would provide that where a court dismisses a case on the basis that it is a fraudulent action, the court must refer the matter to the DPP. It would also mandate that legal costs be paid by the claimant," he said.

"In March, Minister Flanagan indicted that Government would bring forward a memorandum with a decision on progressing the Bill or not by the end of that month. Here we are in November, and having written to the minister multiple times since, there is still no movement on the matter.

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If you have been in a car accident, and the other driver was at fault, you may end up making a claim under the uninsured And as the saying goes, you can't get blood from a stone, so your better course of action is probably to make a Every insurance company has a duty to handle claims in good faith.

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"Over a year since the Bill was introduced it is unconscionable that Government continues to obstruct it, despite the support it received and the pleas from all corners, to progress it and tackle insurance fraud once and for all."

Mr Troy acknowledged that it is not a widespread practice for solicitors to ask for amended GP reports. He also said that many GPs and solicitors are "appalled" by the story, but called on the representative bodies of GPs and solicitors to investigate the claims. "These people are bringing their professions into disrepute."

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - DECEMBER 03:  Irish Minister for justice Charles Flanagan (L) is talking with the EU Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders (R) prior the European Justice ministers council in the Europa building, the EU Council headquarter, in Brussels, Belgium, 03 December 2019. Justice ministers will look at environmental crime, the setting of EPPO, and regulations on the service of documents and the taking of evidence. (Photo by Thierry Monasse/Getty Images) © Thierry Monasse BRUSSELS, BELGIUM - DECEMBER 03: Irish Minister for justice Charles Flanagan (L) is talking with the EU Commissioner for Justice Didier Reynders (R) prior the European Justice ministers council in the Europa building, the EU Council headquarter, in Brussels, Belgium, 03 December 2019. Justice ministers will look at environmental crime, the setting of EPPO, and regulations on the service of documents and the taking of evidence. (Photo by Thierry Monasse/Getty Images) At one stage during the Irish Independent investigation, a reporter was told that it was "probably best to leave out" of the medical report that she suffered from back and neck stiffness prior to a "rear-ending accident". A solicitor said, "You're still worth 10 grand" when the reporter asked what happens if she had fully recovered. The solicitor added: "If you get seven-and-a-half grand into your hand after all expenses… that's happy days."

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The probe also discovered how some solicitors and claimants are even asking doctors to amend medical reports.

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