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Catastrophic Injury & Large Loss claims

We handle highly complex, high value cases on a global basis

Our market-leading catastrophic injury specialists are trusted around the world by general and specialist insurers corporations, and health and public sector bodies to defend their most serious and highest value cases.

We handle the whole range of complex and high value claims including fatality, acquired brain injury, spinal cord damage, amputation, chronic pain, the funding of long-term care and rehabilitation.

Our approach is proactive, collaborative and fair, but firm. Our unrivalled experience and established relationships with experts, counsel and the leading claimant firms when combined with our market leading technology solutions mean we’re ideally placed to develop innovative and commercially guided solutions to the intractable problems that so often arise from these claims.

We ensure significant savings on overall indemnity spend. Our priority is to protect our clients’ position and ensure a fair and timely resolution at an appropriate level of damages.

We were the first in the Catastrophic Injury and Large Loss market to implement subject matter groups on areas of importance to our clients and their claims portfolios. Their work today, in this new world of rapid change is more relevant than ever. The team’s experience of each subject influences and supports the way we work both internally, and externally with our clients.

With a truly global offering, we support all our clients, insurers and corporates, with catastrophic injury and large loss claims, wherever in the world they occur.

Our expertise has been recognised with listings in the top tiers of leading legal directories Chambers & Partners and Legal 500, with a number of key individuals singled out for high praise and commendation.

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Our Catastrophic Injury & Large Loss claims Work

  • All
  • Americas
  • Asia Pacific
  • UK & Europe
  • Action pursued in the High Court of Amsterdam

    Advising Dutch insurers in relation to an action pursued in the High Court of Amsterdam on the care and Court of Protection element of a UK national's brain injury claim.

    Netherlands

    Baqueira Beret serious skiing accident

    Serious accident of a French citizen whilst skiing in Baqueira Beret resulting in paraplegia. Proceedings instigated both in France and in Spain.

    France

    Catastrophic road traffic accident claim

    Successfully defending to trial a serious road traffic accident claim brought by a Claimant who was rendered paraplegic in the accident.

    United Kingdom

    Contesting a discount rate in a claim for damages

    Acting for a German insurer in a claim for damages arising out of a serious injury and contesting the applicable discount rate in UK proceedings.

    United Kingdom

    Cross border bus crash catastrophic injury claim

    Defending a claim on behalf of insurers following a significant bus crash in South Africa.

    United Kingdom

    Defence of a paraplegic claim incurred during a police chase

    Acting for an insurer in relation to the defence of a paraplegic claim incurred during a police chase. Advising on the defence of joint enterprise volenti together with complex issues as to the claimant's knowledge of the driver's intoxication, drug abuse and complex issues regarding the causative relevance of the claimant's failure to wear a seat belt.

    United Kingdom

    Defending a lift maintenance contractor

    Successfully defending a leading lift maintenance contractor in an accident when a lift technician fell and was rendered tetraplegic in the accident.

    Hong Kong

    Ford Explorer rollover deaths

    Obtaining a defence verdict for the tire manufacturer in the first verdict involving a US Ford Explorer rollover death with a tire tread separation

    United States

    Grand Am racing event decapitation

    Securing a defence verdict on behalf of race car component manufacturer in a USD 60 million wrongful death claim arising from the death of a race car driver during a qualifying run at a Grand Am racing event

    United States

    Large single claimant catastrophic injury claim

    Acting for London market reinsurers in what is thought to be the largest single claimant personal injury claim worldwide.

    United Kingdom
  • Grand Am racing event decapitation

    Securing a defence verdict on behalf of race car component manufacturer in a USD 60 million wrongful death claim arising from the death of a race car driver during a qualifying run at a Grand Am racing event

    United States

    Ford Explorer rollover deaths

    Obtaining a defence verdict for the tire manufacturer in the first verdict involving a US Ford Explorer rollover death with a tire tread separation

    United States
  • Defending a lift maintenance contractor

    Successfully defending a leading lift maintenance contractor in an accident when a lift technician fell and was rendered tetraplegic in the accident.

    Hong Kong
  • Baqueira Beret serious skiing accident

    Serious accident of a French citizen whilst skiing in Baqueira Beret resulting in paraplegia. Proceedings instigated both in France and in Spain.

    France

    Action pursued in the High Court of Amsterdam

    Advising Dutch insurers in relation to an action pursued in the High Court of Amsterdam on the care and Court of Protection element of a UK national's brain injury claim.

    Netherlands

    Catastrophic road traffic accident claim

    Successfully defending to trial a serious road traffic accident claim brought by a Claimant who was rendered paraplegic in the accident.

    United Kingdom

    Contesting a discount rate in a claim for damages

    Acting for a German insurer in a claim for damages arising out of a serious injury and contesting the applicable discount rate in UK proceedings.

    United Kingdom

    Cross border bus crash catastrophic injury claim

    Defending a claim on behalf of insurers following a significant bus crash in South Africa.

    United Kingdom

    Defence of a paraplegic claim incurred during a police chase

    Acting for an insurer in relation to the defence of a paraplegic claim incurred during a police chase. Advising on the defence of joint enterprise volenti together with complex issues as to the claimant's knowledge of the driver's intoxication, drug abuse and complex issues regarding the causative relevance of the claimant's failure to wear a seat belt.

    United Kingdom

    Large single claimant catastrophic injury claim

    Acting for London market reinsurers in what is thought to be the largest single claimant personal injury claim worldwide.

    United Kingdom

    Malicious procurement of a warrant, unlawful arrest and false imprisonment

    Advising on a complex and high value claim, over GBP 1.3m, pursued by multiple claimants alleging malicious procurement of a warrant, misfeasance in public office, trespass, unlawful arrest and false imprisonment.

    United Kingdom

    Periodical payment orders and catastrophic injury claims

    Advising the NHS in respect of catastrophic injury claims for infants involving periodical payment orders and challenges to existing legal principles/case law.

    United Kingdom

    Resolution of a portfolio of catastrophic injury claims

    Resolution for major insurer of a portfolio of catastrophic injury claims within 18 months, releasing over GBP 8.5m in reserves.

    United Kingdom

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Our Catastrophic Injury & Large Loss team

Chris Murray
Chris Murray

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Vikki Melville
Vikki Melville

Partner

Tony Cawley
Tony Cawley

Partner

Andrew Constable
Andrew Constable

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Kate Duffy
Kate Duffy

Partner

Chris Eccles
Chris Eccles

Partner

Bruce Goodbrand
Bruce Goodbrand

Partner

Tanya Gordon
Tanya Gordon

Partner

Gilles Graham
Gilles Graham

Partner

Estelle Machell
Estelle Machell

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