Casualty

Personal Injury Awards 2013 Winner

Every day, organisations are exposed to incidents which could lead to an injury claim involving employees, members of the public, customers or contractors. These incidents and subsequent claims can impact upon reputation and brand and cost money to resolve. Unfortunately some claims are also subject to fabrication, exaggeration and fraud – with new areas or types of claims becoming a target for fraudulent activity. Meanwhile, changes to the Civil Justice procedures have made compliance with MOJ timescales, prompt assessments and budgeting an even greater priority and challenge.

For an organisation facing these claims it is crucial to identify and understand how these risks can be minimised and prevented in the future. For insurers and compensators, it is essential that these claims are dealt with quickly competently and commercially.

At BLM, we specialise in investigating and defending casualty claims and offer extensive knowledge of the specific liability issues that arise in particular sectors such as construction, retail & leisure, manufacturing, transport & logistics and the public sector, among others. We act for the broadest range of clients in this market, including global, UK and specialist insurers, Lloyd’s and London Market underwriters, brokers, FTSE-100, FTSE-250 and multinational corporations, local authorities, charities and schools. We have over 400 expert lawyers, including specialists in catastrophic injury, occupational disease and health and safety law.

Our end-to-end service includes pre-litigation and litigation, a dedicated fraud team and legal costs services. At every stage, our lawyers work to quality and supervision controls, efficient workflows and early case strategies that incorporate their specialist expertise and drive the resolution of claims to control lifecycles and indemnity spend.

We work closely with the Forum of Insurance Lawyers and Civil Justice Council. Our dedicated Policy Development team constantly monitors changes in the legal and insurance markets. All of which helps us to keep you abreast of current developments with training, seminars and mock trial events, and through our knowledge-sharing extranets.

Who to contact


Roger Brooks

Roger Brooks

Partner,
Manchester



Helen Grimberg

Helen Grimberg

Partner,
London



Simon Jones

Simon Jones

Partner,
Manchester



Vivienne Williams

Vivienne Williams

Managing partner,
Manchester



Testimonials


The "absolutely first-rate" Roger Brooks is a catastrophic injury lawyer with substantial experience handling claims involving brain and spinal injuries and amputation.

Chambers and Partners 2016

BLM’s ‘innovative and well-respected’ team regularly defends against catastrophic injury claims

Legal 500 2016

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Louise Booth

Louise Booth

Consultant,
Manchester


Roger Brooks

Roger Brooks

Partner,
Manchester


Deirdre Brown

Deirdre Brown

Senior Associate,
Manchester


Iain Buchanan

Iain Buchanan

Partner,
Glasgow


Gavin Campbell

Gavin Campbell

Partner and head of office,
Dublin


Phillip Carney

Phillip Carney

Partner,
London


Alison Cassidy

Alison Cassidy

Partner,
Belfast


David Caswell

David Caswell

Partner,
Manchester


Mark Chetwood

Mark Chetwood

Partner,
Liverpool


Jonathan Clay

Jonathan Clay

Partner,
Manchester


Claire Collins

Claire Collins

Partner,
London


John Collins

John Collins

Partner,
Manchester


Leanne Conisbee

Leanne Conisbee

Partner,
London


Patrick Connolly

Patrick Connolly

Partner,
Belfast


Simon Cradick

Simon Cradick

Partner,
Cardiff