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PREDiCT Challenging the conventional claims handling model

Here at Weightmans we have long recognised that historic large loss claims data could be the key to delivering insights, shaping strategies and informing settlement offers. This realisation has led to the creation of PREDiCT — a predictive data and analytics capability developed by our in-house data scientists utilising data from over a 1000 individual claims harvested over a 10 year period and transforming it into actionable insight for our clients.

Unlock the potential of PREDiCT for the benefit of your business

Large loss claims present many significant challenges including rising claims inflation across portfolios, the need to reserve, often with limited insight into a claimant’s injuries and recovery and drawn out lifecycles, resulting in indemnity leakage.

These all impact on claims performance and bottom-line profitability. To tackle these challenges head on, we are transforming the conventional way of handling large loss claims.

How can PREDiCT help you?

Improved reserving accuracy

PREDiCT uses a Meta model trained on our significant data set to deliver optimum reserving in the context of a particular claim. Testing showed a 71% average improvement in reserving accuracy, achieving a global average reserve reduction of £285,000 per case when compared to file reserves.

Making the complex simple

PREDiCT mitigates the lack of claim information at initial reserving by modelling for different outcomes, enabling handlers to validate their own thought processes.

Accelerating settlement times

PREDiCT outputs can be used to inform early Part 36 offers without first gathering a body of expert evidence.


We believe the benefits of PREDiCT are clear — BUT we recognise that there will be concerns about its efficacy and compliance.

  • How do I know it works and its output be relied upon?

    Built upon best practice machine learning technology, the modelling processes adopted are used extensively in healthcare, insurance and financial services, where data varies and extremes are common.

  • How are you handling and protecting client data?

    Ethical data handling has underpinned the development of PREDiCT. Specifically we have liaised closely with clients and completed a rigorous GDPR audit, resulting in a data set that is not only of a statistical size and relevance but also managed to the highest ethical standards.

  • How do I know it works?

    Weightmans has, and continues, to conduct extensive testing which has shown the predictive performance of the model to significantly outperform handlers on unseen test matters.

  • Is this not just a step towards claim handling automation?

    No, PREDiCT is an Augmented Intelligence approach, – it does not and cannot replace claims handlers’ own experience and expertise.

Lets talk more about PREDiCT

Catriona Wolfenden
Catriona Wolfenden


+44 (0)151 242 6833 Email Catriona
Stuart Whittle
Stuart Whittle


+44 (0)151 242 7974 Email Stuart

Lets talk more about PREDiCT

If you would like to speak to a member of our PREDiCT team for further information and to arrange a free demo, fill in our enquiry form and we will be in touch.

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