Our disease lawyers are market leaders in strategic issues such as the developing law of causation and policy coverage having acted in landmark decisions in this field for the last 40 years.
These cases include mesothelioma and other asbestos related conditions, HAVS/vibration white finger, occupational deafness, work-related upper limb disorders, stress, abuse, bullying and harassment, bladder and other oil-based cancers, leukaemia and other cancers, asthma, dermatitis, beat knee and acoustic shock.
We provide market-leading advice achieving excellent results, including involvement in law-making cases in the highest courts in the land. We take a decisive, collaborative approach, with you. We work to identify risk to your business and to provide sustainable, clear direction for the future.
We’re recognised across the industry for our experience and knowledge. We work for some of the leading insurers in the industry as well as runoff syndicates, brokers, private companies and the self-insured. We help them to make smarter decisions in relation to a range of occupational disease claims. We continue to handle the high-profile law-making cases in this field.
Following the important decision of Coulson J at first instance in Grove Developments Ltd v S&T (UK) Ltd in February of this year (which we considered in an earlier article), the eagerly awaited Court of Appeal decision following S&T (UK) Ltd's appeal has now been handed down.
Claims Portal have released their data for the month of October which shows that despite the Civil Liability Bill obtaining its Third Reading and moving towards Royal Assent via Ping Pong on 20 November, new claims volumes remain resilient.
Anyone who has to deal with the County Court Bailiff system recognises its serious shortcomings, it is underfunded and it could also be said that it is under resourced. July saw a report published by Lord Justice Briggs around the Civil Courts Justice Review. Albeit no firm recommendations were reached when it came to enforcement.
The Insurance Fraud Taskforce, under the chairmanship of David Hertzell have been very busy since they released their interim report back in March of this year, but they have now released the first tranche of their initial recommendations, with the second and final tranche being released later this month, ahead of the Taskforce producing their final report, which is expected by the end of the…
DWF’s disease team has recently succeeded in having two noise induced hearing loss claims struck out following defaults on the part of the claimant.
Judgment on mesothelioma coverage claim offers clarity for insurers and claimants
The Act provides that a breach occurs if a regulated person offers another person a benefit as an inducement to make a personal injury claim. The ban includes offers made to or by third parties. However, a benefit which is related to the provision of legal services themselves is excluded.