Expertise in Action: Occupational disease claims from industrial deafness to mesothelioma

Despite a decline in the UK’s traditional manufacturing industry - and the tightening of legislation to improve hearing protection, industrial deafness claims are on the rise.

And these are not the only occupational disease claims that are in the headlines, as the introduction of lump sum payment schemes means mesothelioma also features prominently.

With this in mind Post editor-in-chief Jonathan Swift recently sat down with Zurich's casualty claims director, Karl Helgesen and director of technical centre, UK claims, John Latter to discuss these and other aspects in more detail; including how prevalent claims farming is, and what could be done to curtail it in the area of commercial claims.

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