Scams, Claims and Compensation Games enters the multi-billion pound world of Britain’s personal injury industry to follow real-life cases as they unfold.
In Liverpool, once dubbed Britain’s compensation capital, Steve Ireland heads up the personal injury department at the Paul Rooney Partnership. It’s his job to get you thousands of pounds in compensation for a slip, trip or fall.
Coming up against the like of Steve and his counterparts is ex-Fraud Squad officer Jim Yeulet – who now works as a claims investigator for Lambeth Council. It’s his job to contest claims put in by No Win, No Fee lawyers – and to stop council tax money being paid out for inappropriate or exaggerated claims.
So can you really get thousands of pounds in compensation if you cut yourself shaving? Will the council pay out if you get hit by a falling branch? And is a primary school liable if a child stubs his toe in the playground?
A Century Films production for Channel 4
1 x 50 minutesOriginal MusicSam HooperEditorPaul ShepardAssistant ProducerSatnam AuthiExecutive ProducersKatie BailiffLiesel EvansRuth PittFilmed, Produced & Directed byAshok Prasad
"Ashok Prasad's excellent film...Documentary of the week"Radio Times