Mr Jones fell 40ft through a roof whilst working in January 2011. He sustained injuries to his shoulder, right wrist, back and psychiatric problems. This includes breathlessness which is claimed to have a neurological origin.
The surveillance operation, conducted throughout 2014, showed Mr Jones to be walking freely without a crutch. He was seen to be reliant on a walking aid only when he attended medical appointments. The claimant was also observed working as a roofer, his occupation when the incident occurred. He was able to ascend and descend ladders without any obvious limitation whilst working.
Mr Jones pleaded not guilty to the charges of fraud. A jury found him guilty in September 2018. He was given a two year custodial sentence on 29th October 2018, suspended for two years. The Cotswold Group conducted the surveillance on behalf of QBE Insurance.