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Industrial injury and disease claims services

Our industrial injury and disease team represent a wide range of clients throughout the UK from public bodies (including local authorities, emergency services and the NHS) to insurers, brokers, liability adjusters and private sector commercial organisations in the leisure, agricultural, mining and manufacturing industries.

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10 January 2018 Commercial Court allows reinsurance claim without evidence of policy document

In October 2017 we reported on this matter in which, at that time, the claimants had applied six weeks before trial for a late amendment to their particulars of claim.

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9 January 2018 Psychiatric reports - can you challenge the ‘diagnostic’ tests?

How often in psychiatric reports prepared for medico-legal purposes do experts cite the results of ‘diagnostic’ tests including the Impact of Events Scale (IES) and the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) to establish whether or not a claimant is suffering from psychiatric injury?

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19 October 2017 Deborah Magill (executor of the estate of Colin Stuart Magill deceased) v Panel Systems (DB Limited) (2017) EWHC (QB)

The case of Magill considered the basis for awards made under the special damages heading of “loss of partner’s care and attention”.

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2 February 2017 Material contribution in cases of psychiatric injury

Diane Jennifer Kennedy v London Ambulance Service NHS Trust (LAS) 2016 QBD - difficulty of raising causation arguments when defending psychiatric injury claims.

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2 February 2017 Ogden 7 - not a one size fits all formula

Calculating loss of future earnings where the claimant is considered disabled because of psychiatric injury against a background of pre-existing vulnerability.

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29 September 2016 Disease newsletter, September 2016

In this quarter’s edition, the Consultant Neurologist, Dr Michael L P Gross considers how symptoms said to occur following injury are validated.

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Legal update

28 September 2016 Patrick Warne v Vinters-Armstrongs Limited (2016) HC

An interesting asbestos case stressing the importance of good engineering evidence recently came before the court in the case of Patrick Warne v Vinters-Armstrongs Limited.

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Legal update

28 September 2016 Albert Victor Carder v The University of Exeter (2016) Court Of Appeal

The background to the case was that Mr Carder, who was 87 years of age, suffered from asbestosis as a result of exposure to asbestos dust during 4 periods of employment as an electrician.

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29 June 2016 Disease newsletter, June 2016

In this quarters edition we look at how the courts are applying Section 69 of the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 and two recent mesothelioma cases.

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