Industrial disease

Roundtable: The pre-action protocol at 20

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…

Zurich wins ‘landmark' meso case in Supreme Court

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.

Legal Update: An increasing problem

Industrial deafness claims have been labelled ‘the new whiplash’. Chantal Rabbetts considers the challenges with these claims and how they should be managed.

In Series - Personal Injury: Hear we go

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?

Legionnaires’ disease: Much ado about nothing?

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…

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