Paul qualified as a solicitor in 1991 and has specialised in disease and personal injury claims since then, joining Weightmans as a Partner in 2008.
His disease experience includes: asbestos related diseases, asthma, biological exposure cases including Legionnaires disease, chemical poisoning including neuropsychiatric injury, occupational cancers, cumulative back and other repetitive strain type injuries, noise induced hearing loss, vibration related injuries and work related upper limb disorders. Paul has particular expertise in relation to fraudulent claims, speaking regularly on that subject.
Paul has been to the Court of Appeal several times, including Court of Appeal mediation and is currently instructed in a Supreme Court Appeal.
He is client Partner for personal injury claims to a number of global manufacturing companies and a major UK and European logistics company.
Zurich Insurance PLC v David Romaine | Court of Appeal – 17 May 2019
In this noise induced hearing loss claim, Weightmans was instructed by AIG as employer’s liability insurer to represent Blackheath Engineering.
A claim for noise induced hearing loss was found to be fundamentally dishonest in respect of a claimant’s pleaded dates of knowledge.
Claims for VWF/HAVS have risen in recent years. Claims management companies appear to have targeted this type of claim as a source of income.
In May 2007 the 6th edition of The Ogden Tables was published which fundamentally altered the methodology for the calculation of future loss of…
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Paul Debney is renowned for his expertise in industrial disease and workplace claims. Legal 500 2017