In 2017, the combined underwriting results of the largest 100 UK non-life insurers improved but remained in the red. How well did insurers perform under pressure from strong competition and unfavourable claims trends?
Over two decades ago, a quintet sat down to formulate the pre-action protocols for personal injury claims. Post gathered four [Nigel Tomkins, then of Thompsons could not make it] back together to reflect on their influence, lessons learned and the…
The Supreme Court has today (20 May) unanimously ruled in favour of Zurich in a judgment that means an insurer will only have to compensate a solvent employer for the years they were on risk in cases of asbestos-related mesothelioma.
Industrial deafness claims have been labelled ‘the new whiplash’. Chantal Rabbetts considers the challenges with these claims and how they should be managed.
Chemical exposure can lead to the onset of disease. David Kidman looks at how this could impact insurers.
With the fight against fraud in personal lines being increasingly successful, fraudsters are beginning to target the financially viable commercial sector
Ian Hollingworth of ECIC looks at the reasons behind the recent explosion in deafness claims and asks how the industry should best respond.
Claimant solicitors have told insurers to “stop bleating” about the need to introduce reform to address the growing number of industrial deafness claims, amid concerns regarding the impact on genuine claimants.
With the ABI calling for an extension of the Industrial Disease Claims Portal, Emma Costin points out that the vast majority of claims are, in fact, too complex for the portal
The emergence of new research linking benzene to certain cancers could see an increase in claims
As legal reforms make whiplash claims less profitable, claims farmers appear to be moving into areas such as industrial deafness. But will they see the same level of success?
Claimant lawyers and claims management companies are increasingly exploiting industrial deafness claims for maximum cash settlements, according to the Association of British Insurers.
An update to health and safety legislation means insurers need to pay renewed attention to the rarely considered threat of legionnaires’ disease. But while some are already labelling the condition the ‘new asbestos’ in terms of claims, others insist…
Lung cancer case provides helpful guidance that will assist defendants in occupational disease cases. Nick Pargeter and Malcolm Keen report
E-cigarettes and cosmetic surgery are among a new wave of anticipated emerging claims, according to law firm Hill Dickinson.
When Bill Paton departed Zurich after three decades in general insurance, he took a short hop to law firm DAC Beachcroft to view life from the other side of the table.
The Association of British Insurers has condemned plans by the government to increase damages awarded to mesothelioma sufferers who are unable to trace a liable insurer.
The appointment of scheme administrators for the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payment Scheme has been awarded to Gallagher Bassett International.
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.
The Mesothelioma Act means the employers’ liability market will suffer another hit as it seeks to absorb the costs of funding the compensation scheme.
Noise-induced hearing loss claims may be set to fall in number in the future but insurers must face the challenges they bring today.
Asbestos Victims Support Group Forum attacks exemption U-turn.
Compensation payments under the new Mesothelioma Act will increase over time to give victims 100% of what they are due, Lord McKenzie of Luton has predicted.
The Mesothelioma Bill is now an Act of Parliament after being granted royal assent.