Insurers have had to develop new procedures to deal with the risks associated with chronic pain claims. Identifying chronic pain cases at an early stage can result in substantial savings for the insurer both in terms of overall damages and potential costs.
Making the wrong decision can result in a dramatically different and more costly result for insurers.
Factors driving the demand
- Diagnoses of clinically recognised chronic pain conditions are increasing as the public at large become more aware.
- Damages awards and costs can be significant if not properly managed.
- The claimant’s solicitors market has identified chronic pain litigation as key and perhaps to alleviate the effects of the Jackson Reforms on their business models. Some firms advertise expertise in chronic pain cases.
Helping insurers with red flags and early identification so chronic pain cases are transferred to large loss handlers before the cost of the claim is increased by Claimant solicitors.
On average: 79% reduction in claimed amount and amount paid. Achieved through early identification, forensic investigation: right choice of experts/counsel and a sharp understanding of the medical issues.
A UK based team with national coverage
Cases handled by DWF’s Chronic Pain Claims team are handled by lawyers with considerable expertise. We liaise with the insurer to devise a bespoke case strategy at the earliest possible stage and have built up an excellent network of reliable experts and Counsel.