Flanagan Asks For Look At Perjury Laws Amid Fake Injuries Claims

Written 2 years ago by Newsroom

The Justice Minister has asked officials to examine whether perjury laws need to be strengthened.

Laois TD Charlie Flanagan’s making the move after business lobby group ISME raised concerns about the financial impact of fake injuries claims.

According to the Irish Independent, proposals being discussed by the Department of Justice include strengthening the legal status of insurance claims forms.

ISME’s Chief Executive, Neil McDonnell says the “claims situation is running out of control”.

Meanwhile, motor insurance fraud is being described as a scourge on Irish roads.

The Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland has announced a commitment to ‘stamp out’ fraudulent claims, and insists it’s “no soft touch”.

Chief Executive David Fitzgerald says fraudulent claims increase the cost of insurance policies for all motorists – and make the roads more dangerous: