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Mum's 'relief' as £60k raised to bring injured daughter home from Thailand after horrific accident

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On 12/18/2018 at 9:50 PM, ThreeEyedRaven said:

True enough. But it also sends out an equally bad message, which is, don't bother insuring at all. If I have a shitty accident, a bunch of people I don't know will go fund me, right?

The whole industry will lose and this will become an even more common occurrence than it is right now. 

She was away for 6 months all over the world and the insurance company knew it. Sky diving, being on a bike in Thailand maybe, but if they can't cover diving into a resort pool, I suspect not much else of the policy was worth a lot. Enough folk will take notice to cost them way more than the payout.

Id be  worrying more over the ease at raising 60k and the great opportunity for swindlers to latch onto this, just a few  pics from a hospital bed etc, who regulates it etc or  does any checks, scammers  paradise I would think?

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What's the name of the insurance company?  I want to make sure NOT to use them.

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10 minutes ago, kannot said:

Id be  worrying more over the ease at raising 60k and the great opportunity for swindlers to latch onto this, just a few  pics from a hospital bed etc, who regulates it etc or  does any checks, scammers  paradise I would think?

Im happy for her to get the money so she can get out the trouble. It is a clear case she has been unlucky, and media made a good case for her backed up with details. I would be more than happy to pay up for a friend in need, no worries. 

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23 hours ago, Compass Call said:

Apparently, there was a sign at the pool saying "No Diving". Probably for a very good reason.

The insurance company are bound to have found out about it and therefore refused to pay out.

Insurance companies are very good at finding out things that would mean that they could reuse a claim.

That is understated. They aren't very good at it, that is their job. They excel at it, they are excellent at it. They pay experts money to find ways to deny claims... and the folks who are better at it get raises and promotions. All paid for by... the insured. 

 

Go fund me are like hospitals best friends now. Nothing like sucking every last dime out of the public's well-wished theoughts. 

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3 minutes ago, direction BANGKOK said:

That is understated. They aren't very good at it, that is their job. They excel at it, they are excellent at it. They pay experts money to find ways to deny claims... and the folks who are better at it get raises and promotions. All paid for by... the insured. 

I quite sure every business trying to milk what they can do for their shareholders, and again protect those who is playing by the rules. It is not a charity program. But lucky girls, she managed to get her bills paid for, by people who cares about her. 

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1 minute ago, Hummin said:

I quite sure every business trying to milk what they can do for their shareholders, and again protect those who is playing by the rules. It is not a charity program. But lucky girls, she managed to get her bills paid for, by people who cares about her. 

I agree. I am just making the point there is no better friend to hospitals taking advantage of the feelings of sorrow in the public than these money raising sites. 

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On 12/18/2018 at 9:34 PM, darksidedog said:

 

Sorry to disappoint, but they are gold, they are fish, cheap fish I might add that are not worth insuring anyway, especially if it is money straight out the front door. I would of course, suffer deep traumatic loss when I find them floating belly up one morning, and require counseling. If they won't pay for this accident, I suspect my policy would leave me suffering even greater loss than just the fish. :smile:

I have a goldfish, but I think it is an epileptic. 

Odd thing is....it recovers the minute I put it back in the tank.

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Not having read all the posts.... what is the name of the insurance company that failed this young lady ?

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You could turn that around you see.  Providing swimming facilities in the dead of night and serving alcohol- was that not a reckless act?  I would be interested to know if there was even a lifeguard on duty.
It is not clear that this was intended to be a swimming facility.

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More decorative than functional!  I'm not sure I'm wholly with you here.
 
I agree that we simply don't have the full facts. I've been assuming it was some sort of 'pool party'.  
Many bars and restaurants have small shallow pools of water, fountains etc. as part of their decor.

That drinking patrons began to go into it doesn't make it an official pool party.

We really just don't know. But the principals involved do as does (or will) the Ombudsman.

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The moral of the story? Don’t buy the cheapest insurance and read the reviews. 
 
 
 
Brigante7.
Insure & Go aren't the cheapest and no doubt has a high rating on trustpilot.

Why do you have your bm name as signature when your bm name is inches away?

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Why is the woman wearing a collar which is clearly not meant for someone with a 'broken neck'? The soft collar she is wearing is what you'd wear after getting a stiff neck or may be whiplash. This story is being played out to get sympathy and donations. I don't believe we're being told the full story. Lets wait for the other sides version of events, the insurers, before we decide who is right or wrong. 

 

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Wilson had signed up for travel insurance, but the company allegedly refused to pay because her injuries were caused by a “reckless act,” her family claimed.

It's 'allegedly and claimed'. Let's hear both sides of the story please. I can find nothing where damage to her neck would cause her to be unable to walk.

 

 

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Funny how reportings done these days. Years ago it would not be about Hotel Signs, Insurance, begging for Money etc, more nearer to the truth. Sort off, Youngster miss judges and pays dearly. Yeh , i remember falling of a Snow Bank at 17., and the Local Paper might just as well said Local Idiot careless regarding own Safety. In hindsight, a fair inference, i was a bit pissed at the time.:burp:....

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More decorative than functional!  I'm not sure I'm wholly with you here.
 
I agree that we simply don't have the full facts. I've been assuming it was some sort of 'pool party'.  
Many bars and restaurants have small shallow pools of water, fountains etc. as part of their decor.

That drinking patrons began to go into it doesn't make it an official pool party.

We really just don't know. But the principals involved do as does (or will) the Ombudsman.

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