Catastrophic Injury & Large Loss Claims

With the cost of large claims outstripping inflation by a significant margin, more than ever insurers need to be able to control their indemnity spend. This means being able to rely on one of the UK’s largest, specialist large loss insurance teams, providing a bespoke, collaborative, innovative and customer-focused approach.

Read more

Our 1,000 strong, specialist insurance team includes a nationally renowned Catastrophic and Large Injury Team.  Within this we have over 50 partners, supported by an additional 50 plus associates/solicitors and paralegals.  This gives a total of over 165 legal advisors providing a huge resource for insurers in the most complex injury claims.  We are currently managing claims on behalf of insurers with reserves of in excess of £750 million.

We offer a bespoke service to our clients and work in partnership with them to deliver the claims handling service that they require. We recognise the importance to our clients of their customers and customer focus is paramount to our approach. 

Early claims resolution is generally of fundamental importance.  Earlier settlement can have a significant impact on overall indemnity spend and our approach is driven by this objective.  

Our work is structured along business lines, rather than geography.  To supplement our nationwide coverage we also offer significant expert international capabilities, experience and reach via our International Claims team.  This means our national team works closely and collaboratively, with all clients, developing and delivering innovation and best practice. 

We’re committed to continually improving our product and the value that we add to our clients.  Examples of our innovative approach include our team of Medical and Rehabilitation managers, iForensic (which is our forensic accountancy service) and our in-house collision investigation expert.  

We have also developed products such as a PPO Toolkit and Sonar, the latter being a tool that can be used for claimant profiling.

Recent quotes from our clients via Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 include:

"They provide sound advice and support, attention to detail and pragmatic advice, with first-rate response times and in-depth industry knowledge."

"They're passionate, professional and dedicated - a top player in the field."

"They are really excellent. You always feel like you're in the loop and kept updated on everything."

'"Totally professional."

"Excellent level of expertise and service."

"Highly efficient and bespoke service."

"Value for money."

How we can help

We can help you go further with a range of products, training and sector expertise.

Some of our experts

Nigel Teasdale

Partner - Head of Motor, Fraud, Costs and Claimant Teams

I am Head of the Motor, Fraud, Costs and Claimant teams at DWF and am responsible for the operational delivery of those teams. My background is in dealing with motor claims, particularly large loss.


Derek Adamson

Partner - Head of Occupational Health and Casualty

I am a leading insurance lawyer involved in cutting edge litigation. My expertise is in policy interpretation arising from mesothelioma claims, environmental litigation, product liability and construction cases, including a wide experience of group litigation cases.

Glyn Jones


I am Head of the Catastrophic Injury team within DWF and also Head of our Leeds Insurance department.


Explore our website dedicated to insurance law

In touch offers insight into how market trends and developments could impact the industry. Our specialist legal teams analyse key case law, procedural and legislative change, and highlight emerging issues to keep you informed on the latest developments.

Visit Website