Our experienced industrial disease and product liability team has a strong track record in handling all forms of claims often taking the lead role in coordinating insurers and investigating coverage histories.
Acting for insurers and business owners, we understand that these claims often require sensitive handling, particularly if the claimant has suffered a life-changing disease or has since passed away. These claims often reveal periods of time whereby there was either no cover or the insurer is unknown – we are experts at identifying historical insurers to ensure that are little or no gaps in insurance coverage.
Due to the nature of some industrial diseases, claims often arise long after the relevant period of employment or the business no longer exists or it has transformed since the period in question. This causes difficulties in undertaking investigations into matters of evidence and witnesses gathering documentation. Our team are tenacious in their enquiries, often locating receivers or previous directors that may have retained documents and where, for example, machinery or plant has been replaced we will attempt to locate the actual machinery or the model in the interests of expert evidence.
Causation is pivotal in all forms of industrial disease claims, in particular those involving exposure to substances such as asbestos and cases involving multiple possibilities of exposure. Our team will interrogate a claimant’s employment history, socio-history and background, all medical and occupational health records and of course secure appropriate expert medical evidence where necessary.
We advise and act for insurers, self-insured businesses and business owners in relation to employer liability claims brought by workers who have suffered industrial diseases. Our specialist teams have experience of handling of claims that range from NIHL/HAVS claims to more complex, sometimes posthumous, claims for asbestos-related mesothelioma
Our thorough investigations service aims to establish if there is employer liability insurance cover in place quickly, using tracing searches to identify any periods of non insurance
Our team has a proven track record of defending industrial disease claims at trial or otherwise, based on arguments of limitation, causation and breach. Our thorough investigatory approach means that even if a claim is brought several decades after a claimant’s term of employment.
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We will undertake thorough investigations in the interests of providing straightforward advice as quickly as possible.
We advise and act for insurers, self-insured businesses and business owners in relation to employer liability claims brought by workers who have suffered industrial diseases. We’re experienced in handling complex claims