Any organisation that carries out activities which require employees to use certain hand held tools needs to carefully assess the risks and put the right safeguards in place. This article provides advice on how organisations can reduce the risk of hand-arm vibration claims and fines.
Post’s Claims Club recently discussed the reforms and initiatives affecting the claims sector over the course of the unusual post-election Parliamentary session which is currently scheduled to last from 2017 - 2019. This booklet provides an overview of the areas on the agenda.
The ‘Jackson reforms’ significantly altered the way that personal injury claims were administered. Lord Jackson is now undertaking a further review, focusing on legislation around fixed recoverable costs. This article explores the review and the potential implications for brokers and customers.
This short paper outlines how the outcome of the General Election is likely to impact on the Government's forthcoming legislative programme. Areas covered: Brexit; discount rate reform; whiplash injury reform; Vehicle Technology and Aviation Bill – autonomous vehicles.
In February 2017, the Lord Chancellor announced a cut in the discount rate, moving it from +2.5% to -0.75%. By providing anonymised examples of real Zurich claims, this article sheds light on the significant impact on the cost of future settled claims, as well as future casualty and motor premiums.
Following the announcement of the MoJ to reduce the personal injury discount rate to -0.75%, the MoJ and the Scottish Government sought views on how the discount rate should be set in future. This article provides a summary of the ABI’s response to the personal injury discount rate consultation.
This whitepaper focuses on the MoJ’s confirmed changes to the personal injury claims process and the challenges facing the Motor Legal Expenses Insurance market as well as injured parties. The whitepaper also highlights potential scenarios that injured parties could find themselves in.
The Government’s consultation “Reforming the soft tissue Injury (‘whiplash’) claims process” provoked much commentary from insurers and professionals who work with personal injury claims. In this article, ARAG’s Lesley Attu sheds light on the proposed reforms and considers the implications.
Within the evolving legal landscape of personal injury, lies a piece of legislation to which Pursuers’ firms are becoming more alive when considering the merits of an injured party’s claim. This article sheds light on The Administration of Justice (Scotland) Act 1972.
While whiplash reform has grabbed all the headlines of late, potential changes to the recoverability of legal costs in personal injury claims could be just as significant for the industry. Download Post’s article to find out more.