COVID-19 – the new claims epidemic?

03 Jun 2020

In these unprecedented times, insurers face the prospect of an overload of employers' and public liability personal injury claims arising from the COVID19 pandemic.

Trade unions are being proactive in respect of providing COVID19 guidance to their members. Well known claimant firms are gearing up for these types of claims.

The extent of COVID19 infection, the identity of the potential claimants, how they are likely to pursue for compensation and the law applicable to any claims gives rise to a risk of a very high number of personal injury claims from COVID19.

Our lawyers delve into some of the key issues for consideration right now and our solutions to support the increase in EL/PL claims in this article.

Find out more about:

The infection fatality rate
Breach of duty
Causation and quantum
Contribution claims
Non-infection claims
Policy advice
Fraud
Group litigation orders and class actions
Regulatory investigations and inquests, and our solutions to support the increase in EL/PL claims.

 

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Disclaimer: This document does not present a complete or comprehensive statement of the law, nor does it constitute legal advice. It is intended only to highlight issues that may be of interest to customers of BLM. Specialist legal advice should always be sought in any particular case.

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