Payments for ferret bites, catapult strikes and dueling injuries: how a culture of compensation has existed since the Victorian days

Ferret bites, catapult strikes, confusing poison with sleeping pills: How bizarre insurance claims have been around since Victorian days The farmer, who was bitten by a rat, received £132 and the merchant bumped his eye with rice at a wedding for £50 By Daily Mail Reporter creature: 03:40 EST, July 14, 2011 Throwing away fruit … Read more

Scottish Provident avoids paying £240,000 for life insurance

Scottish Provident will not pay £240,000 for life insurance until the policyholder can prove they have less than 12 months to live By Larissa Brown for The Daily Mail published: 7:00 p.m. ET, June 26, 2012 | Updated: 11:02 AM EST, Aug 16, 2012 Forced to stay on: Michael Onette, who suffers from motor neurone … Read more

Money Mail wins £240,000 for father who was ‘dying very slowly’

I was refused payout because I was dying too slowly: ‘Money Mail wins £240,000 because father’s life insurance company refused to help’ By Larissa Brown for The Daily Mail published: 7:45 p.m. EST, Sept. 25, 2012 | Updated: 05:56 EST, September 26, 2012 Relief: Scottish Provident finally pays £240,000 for Michael Onyett, who has motor … Read more