A solicitor and doctor have been jailed for a combined sentence of 21 months after the pair were found guilty of assisting in a fraudulent insurance claim.
Kamar Khan and Dr Asef Zafar were caught out after presenting fake medical documents on behalf of a claimant as evidence in a personal injury insurance claim.
Khan’s law firm accidentally submitted both the real report showing an injury lasting one week and altered documents claiming the injury to represent six to eight months of pain.
Khan, director of Taylor, Knight and Woolf was acting on behalf of a claimant who was involved in a road accident in December 2011, and had brought a claim against LV.
Khan who arranged for a medical examination by Dr Zafar of Med Admin, who reported that Iqbal had recovered his minor injuries, which only lasted a few days.
However, a second report was staged by the pair suggesting the injuries lasted 6 to 8 months.
Khan and Dr Zafar convinced the claimant as well to follow the revised medical report in court to prove their case.
As the involvement of the duo became evident they were found guilty and convicted at a hearing on 5 October at the Royal Courts of Justice.
Khan was sentenced to 15 months in jail while the doctor was given a suspended sentence of six months.
Judge Justice Garnham Royal Courts of Justice said: “Those who make false claims should expect to go to prison. Solicitors and expert witnesses who act dishonestly in the evidence they give to the court, whether in support of such claims or otherwise, must expect a similar outcome.”
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