The timeframes laid down for insurers to comply with the terms of the fast-track electronic claims portal may have to be modified if the process is to be extended to employers' liability and public liability claims.
With the first conviction under the Corporate Manslaughter and Corporate Homicide Act 2007 having finally taken place in February, Roger Ball explains the potential consequences for motor fleet operators.
There has never been a better time for us, as business insurers, to remind ourselves how it feels to be a customer — especially because being a customer, with smartphones and computers now constantly at close quarters, is changing month-by-month.
Difficulties inherent in identifying the relevant insurer in a long-tail disease claim led to the creation of the Employers' Liability Tracing Office. Anne Griffiths and Alan Hunter explain what is needed to make it work.
After the initial buzz of excitement swarmed round the industry at the prospect of an insurer-funded dedicated police unit to combat fraud, all has gone strangely quiet. Fair enough, the Association of British Insurers did stress that its discussions…
Lloyd's finance director Luke Savage has said Lloyd's 2010 UK motor insurance result reflects the "torrid" experience of the whole market within that class of business. Its motor book reported an underwriting loss of £520m (2009: £83m loss) and a…
As the seventh annual Rehabilitation First Awards get underway, Lynn Rouse speaks to previous winners of the outstanding individual achievement award, in the first of a series of reflections on the UK rehabilitation market.
The effect of vibration on the human body has been the subject of debate for more than 100 years, and research is raising new questions over whether vibration to the hand can cause symptoms in the elbow, upper arm or shoulder. Simon Matthews explores the…
Plans to abolish the recovery of success fees and ATE premiums mean the balance between claimants and defendants should be redressed. Andrew Parker analyses the immediate and long-term effects of Ken Clarke's announcement.
Occupational voice loss is becoming a growing hazard, partly due to the rise in call centres. Paula Jefferson and Rachel Barbenel examine recent case outcomes and advise on avoiding and defending claims.
NIG has reiterated its claim that it is not guilty of irresponsible underwriting, despite complaints within the market that its rates have fallen by more than 30% following the launch of its 'Guarantee to Beat' price match deal.