Catastrophic personal injury

Our catastrophic personal injury team is widely recognised as the UK’s leading team of lawyers in this area. The specialist team handles claims reserved at a minimum of £500,000, representing over £1bn of client reserves, typically involving cases of the utmost severity, brain damage, amputations, paralysis, fatalities etc.

The full range of EL, motor, PL and product liability claims are covered. Front loading of information and early expert evidence gathering promotes proactive settlements at an appropriately early stage. Bespoke reserving tailored to a client’s specific requirements and analysis from our market leading large loss database combine to ensure the most accurate possible reserving throughout and the best possible outcome. The methodology adopted is moulded around a client’s KPIs and reserving philosophy and we offer a range of tools to assist review and improve a client’s strategies in the large loss arena. We are very sensitive to the prospect of adverse publicity and of the need to protect the client’s reputation in handling claims with very significant potential values.

We can advise on all aspects of large loss claims resolution, including on specific issues such as interim payments, state funding, periodical payments, reverse indemnities and care regimes.

PI awards can't be considered - provision for after-care

A local authority is still under a duty to provide after-care services to a claimant under section 117 of the Mental Health Act 1983

Morris Hill
Morris Hill Associate
Government discount rate announcement has strategic implications for compensators

On 7 September 2017 the Government issued an early morning stock market announcement, outlining how it intends to approach the issue of the discount…

David Johnson
David Johnson Partner

Tired of being kept in the dark?

It can often feel like the claimant holds all the cards prior to litigation. What options are open to defendants to level the playing field?

Liam McGuire
Liam McGuire Partner

Weightmans statement: changes in the discount rate for personal injury claims

The Ministry of Justice has announced plans to cut the discount rate from 2.5% to -0.75%.

David Johnson
David Johnson Partner

Alton Towers sentencing: £5m fine for Merlin

Alton Towers operator Merlin Attractions has been fined £5m after admitting health and safety breaches over The Smiler rollercoaster crash.

David Lewis
David Lewis Partner

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