There has been a recent story in the news both locally and nationally about a builder from Thornaby, Christopher Clinton, who was involved in a road traffic accident in 2016.
Mr Clinton claimed to have sustained injuries to his back, hips and right shoulder, which he said prevented him from doing his work as a builder because it was a very manual job involving lifting, climbing and crouching.
It would appear that the third party motor insurers, AXA, were suspicious of Mr Clinton’s claims and carried out some investigations. In an alarming lack of insight, Mr Clinton’s social media posts showed him to be a very physically active individual and he had posted photographs and videos showing him swimming, rock climbing, skiing and ‘stair-surfing’ – sliding down the stairs on a board. It is evident that he would not have been able to do such things if he was injured to the extent that he had claimed.