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Drawing on our experience across various risks, this 2023 insurance forecast report highlights some of the key trends that we anticipate will shape the insurance agenda for 2023 and beyond.
The provision of immunotherapy treatment has been an ongoing issue in the context of asbestos claims for a number of years. This is a rapidly developing area with new treatments constantly coming to the market.
Case review 26-10-2022
Given the recoverability of additional liabilities in mesothelioma claims, this judgment and how the UK government responds may be of keen interest to those in the legacy markets with large asbestos liabilities. The costs in mesothelioma claims are often very high and are exacerbated by the recoverability of both the success fee and ATE premium.
On 16 September 2022, the Council of Appeal ruled in an occupational injury case in which the Council of Appeal were summoned by Kennedys on behalf of the occupational injury insurance company.
Case review 05-08-2022
On 30 June 2022, the District Court of Odense ruled in a case concerning an accident that took place in 2014 whereby the plaintiff and his colleague worked by an excavation, when it suddenly collapsed, and the colleague was partly buried. The plaintiff, who was located in an excavator and did not see the accident happen, claimed compensation from the employer due to the psychological symptoms he allegedly developed due to the accident. In its ruling, the District Court dismissed the plaintiff’s claim and acquitted the employer.
Our latest global report finds that the insurance industry has a central role in building wider understanding about climate-related risks and in mitigating against those risks.
It is widely accepted that exposure to varying amount of asbestos can cause mesothelioma and lung cancer. In this article, we look at two recent developments in this area; carcinoid tumours and head and neck cancers.
A roundup of recent court decisions including provisional damages and mitigation of loss for a dementia patient, issuing claims in the correct court, a common sense approach taken in a Scottish injury case, and participant v participant incidents in competitive sport.
The Work and Pensions Select Committee has published its report into the Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) approach to asbestos management. In doing so, a number of observations and recommendations have been made. Looking ahead to the coming year, we expect the HSE to publish yet further reviews of existing guidance and legislation.
A summary of key developments relating to the date of knowledge, CRU scheme, an English Court awarding Scottish “loss of society” damages, the evidential hill in asbestos claims, the damages claims portal, and a newly announced discount rate in Northern Ireland.