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GBB Managing Director Brian Henderson is to present at the MASS Training 2013 Fraud Conference.  The event is described as the “definitive claimant solicitor guide to fraud issues” with advice from first client meeting through to litigation.

The event will see presentations from solicitors, barristers, accident investigators, medical experts and even a defendant perspective too.

Brian will join the following list of speakers:-

Craig Budsworth  – MASS

David Teanby – Consultant Trauma & Orthopaedic Surgeon

Donald Fowler – MD of Premex Services

James Heath – Director of Counter Fraud Strategy at Keoghs

Paul Kimber – Partner at Amelans

Alan Nesbit – Managing Partner at Nesbit Law Group LLP

Ian Skeate, Christopher Austins, Deborah Tompkinson & Jeremy Dable – Clerksroom

The event takes place at Hilton Deansgate, Manchester on 17th April 2013 and will provide 6 CPD hours.

A delegate place costs £250 with proceeds being donated to chosen charity Headway Somerset (registered charity 1097407)

Space is limited and bookings can be made in the following ways:

Online: MASS Training

Email: info@masstraining.org.uk

Telephone: 0117 9259612

 

 

Hear Brian Henderson being interviewed on Good Morning Wales (@ 7:54am).

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01p7gn0

The topic this morning was the government’s announcement on whiplash claims.

Brian explained GBB’s position on the subject and how we assist Defendant and Claimant representatives to determine whether a claim is genuine.

GBB Managing Director Brian Henderson has been awarded a Master of Science Degree (MSc) in the field of forensic science.

Brian’s thesis, entitled A Retrospective Study in understanding ‘Low Speed Change’ Vehicle Collisions, Occupant Movement and Likelihood of Injury is a synthesis of many years of investigation and original research all of which has been self-funded. The award of an MSc to Brian from a University that has a world-wide reputation in the field of Forensic Science asserts GBB’s credibility as a company that is at the forefront of collision investigation and research.

Low speed collisions and in particular whiplash associated disorder continue to be a major talking point in the UK with the Government and the insurance industry actively looking to tackle the issue. 

The most recent ABI statistics in relation to whiplash claims (published in 2008) state:-

  • 430,000+ people claimed for whiplash in 2007, up by 1/4 in the last five years. Cost nearly £2 billion a year in compensation.
  • Whiplash injuries now cost the NHS approximately £8 million a year in consultation fees.
  • UK is the whiplash capital of Europe: 75% of motor personal injury claims for whiplash, compared to an average of 40% throughout the rest of Europe.
  • Many drivers and passengers are at risk: 75% of drivers are unaware how head restraints should be correctly positioned.

At GBB, we believe that first-hand research is essential for knowledge and understanding of all aspects of road traffic accident investigation and further investment in research and joint projects with academic institutions are planned in the near future.

 

GBB Managing Director Brian Henderson is to appear on the BBC Radio Lancashire Breakfast Show on Thursday 16th February 2012 in a live discussion about insurance claims and the moves by the UK insurance industry and Government to tackle the perceived “whiplash epidemic”.

Brian will appear on the Breakfast Show with Graham Liver.

To listen follow the links below:

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16 Feb 2012

6:00am to 9:00am

BBC Radio Lancashire

16/02/2012

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The Transport Select Committee has today released an update to its March report covering the rising costs of motor insurance premiums. It has advised that the cost of motor insurance could be cut if the government restricted the huge number of ‘subjective’ whiplash injury claims.

GBB Managing Director Brian Henderson and Operations Director Matthew Stansfield met with Louise Ellman MP, Chair of the Transport Select Committee at the Houses of Parliament in May further to the first report. Assistance was given relating to practical issues surrounding ‘whiplash’ and similar genre claims.

The Transport Select Committee’s findings are that Claimants should have to prove they have suffered a whiplash injury. The report highlights the fact that there has been a 70% rise in motor insurance claims in the past six years, despite a 23% drop in the number of casualties actually caused by road traffic accidents.

Louise Ellman MP, told the BBC that whiplash claims are ‘subjective and costly’. Mrs Ellman said the increase in claims for personal injuries was the main reason for the rise in claims overall and that whiplash, in turn, accounted for 70% of all personal injury claims.

“Many of these claims are for whiplash, an injury where diagnosis is often subjective and therefore very costly for insurers to challenge,” she said.

“The threshold for receiving compensation in whiplash cases should be raised and, if the number of such claims does not fall significantly, the government should bring forward primary legislation to require objective evidence – both of a whiplash injury and of it having a significant effect on the claimant’s life – before compensation is paid,” she added.
GBB is at the forefront of investigation and research into low speed accidents and the effects upon the vehicles involved and their occupants.
For any further information about services relating to low speed cases please contact us.

Managing Director Brian Henderson presented this paper at The Forensic Science Society Spring Conference entitled “Planes, Trains & Automobiles” which was held at The National Railway Museum in York on 22nd April 2010.

The technical paper follows on from the previously published paper looking at the 5mph injury threshold in low speed collisions. This paper is also available to download in this section of the site.

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