It is important to identify chronic pain claims early on so that the case can be passed on to experienced handlers to devise an appropriate defence strategy. Claimant solicitors produce highly inflated schedules of loss which can be dramatically disproportionate to the real value of the claim. These cases can also involve excessive legal costs. Too many medico-legal experts are prepared to identify claimants as having enduring disability and as permanently unemployable.
DWF has a dedicated and highly experienced chronic pain team of lawyers with an excellent proven track record in assisting clients in this complex area of large loss claims. We liaise with the insurer to devise a bespoke case strategy at the earliest possible stage and we have built up an excellent network of reliable experts and Counsel. Some of our clients have benefited from:
- Wider strategic advice to improve internal handling processes.
- Education and training.
- Provision of the 'red flags' checklist.
- The opportunity to participate in the Insurance Industry Chronic Pain Forum (IICPF), sharing best practice.