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employers liability and public liability

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Employer’s liability and public liability (EL/PL) claims have undergone unprecedented change in the way they are litigated and managed. Our team understands the issues impacting on the EL/PL market today and we provide clear and proactive advice which goes beyond claims to protect your reputation and your finances.

We assist you to deliver savings whether by the seamless provision of a claims handling service for low value volume claims through the portal, or by targeting the emergence of more diverse, complex and high value claims such as; chronic regional pain syndrome, psychological trauma, and NIHL - all requiring expert legal input. Our EL/PL team work with a diverse range of clients cutting across both the public and private sectors leaving us uniquely placed to maximise risk management, lesson learning, audit, leakage reporting, pre and post litigation management, regulatory assistance and counter fraud techniques to the advantage of both sectors.

We see an integral part of our role as feeding back risk management information that we acquire in the course of our defence of claims so that this can be utilised to your benefit.

what we do...

  • Our clients - we advise composite insurers, SMEs, public bodies – such as NHS Resolution, local authorities TPAs, loss adjusters and the Lloyds market.
  • 71 dedicated specialists – including 16 partners and 10 associates based across our national office network.
  • Specialist advice – from claims investigations and Health & Safety Executive (HSE) prosecutions through to complex industrial disease work and occupiers’ liability.
  • Claims innovations – BJ Protect, Fraud Arrest, best offer are but a small number of the products which we have on offer to drive down the cost of litigation.
  • EL/PL claims handlers’ course - ensuring that your junior handlers have sound knowledge and kept up to speed in a quickly changing arena.
  • Expert legal input throughout your claim from technical complex claims including; CPRS, Human Rights Act, secondary victims, vascular neuropathy, long tail and short tail disease and psychiatric injury, to volume processing and counter fraud defences.
  • Recoveries against third parties - we advise in complex multi-party actions where contractual indemnities play a key role e.g. the construction industry.
  • Policy coverage advice on first and liability last.

related resources

Legal updates

Kafagi v JBW Group Limited - a limit to vicarious liability?

Mr Karagi brought a claim against JBW Group Limited for alleged torts committed by two bailiffs, Sean Boylan and Craig Fenwick.

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Legal updates

Are the Lords about to give the NHS back a billion pounds a year?

After some delay, the Civil Liability Bill was introduced in the Lords today including proposals to reform the Personal Injury Discount Rate legislation.

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Legal updates

Wood v Days Healthcare UK Limited and Others 2017 EWCA

A recent Court of Appeal decision considers the position where a defendant seeks to reconsider an earlier admission of liability where the value of a claim significantly increases following the admission being made.

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Legal updates

Occupiers Liability Act - reactive is reasonable

In the case of Ivor Cook v Swansea City Council 2017 the Claimant slipped on ice in an unmanned car park owned and operated by a local authority which had not been gritted.

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