Claim for future earnings lacks foresight

An employee, on the basis of a back injury, made a claim for loss of future earnings estimated at €225,000. The claimant maintained that he could not do anything as a result of the injury, including cook, clean, coach his GAA team, drive or undertake any work. The insurance company hired a private investigator who gathered evidence, including video surveillance footage of the claimant working both as a painter and singing in a band. No claim was paid.