For years, insurers argued they were being squeezed by personal injury claimant lawyers until their pips squeaked - but are the squeezers now feeling the squeeze? One fact is certain: as a result of sweeping legal reforms, whiplash claims now offer lean pickings and it is notable that claims are shifting into other markets.
Industrial deafness claims are increasing. The Electrical Contractors' Insurance Company has reported its deafness claims doubled between 2012 and 2013, and it is predicting a further uplift by the end of 2014.
Post's article studies the implications of legal reforms and whether claims farmers will achieve the same level of success in pursuing industrial deafness claims.