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Our catastrophic injury team handles a wide range of complex claims

Our market-leading catastrophic injury team handles a wide range of complex claims involving acquired brain injury, spinal cord damage, amputations, chronic pain, fatal claims, the funding of long term care and rehabilitation.

We deal with injuries of the utmost severity and resultant damages claims at the very top end of the spectrum. Our ability to apply our depth of experience early, together with established relationships with experts, enables us to develop the appropriate strategies for resolving the complex issues arising in claims at this level.

Our approach is proactive, collaborative and fair, but firm. We achieve innovative and commercially-guided solutions to the intractable problems which may arise from these claims.

Through focus on early commercial resolution of claims we achieve significant savings on overall indemnity spend.

With a truly global offering, we support international insurers and travel / tourism sector corporates with cross-border catastrophic injury claims, wherever in the world they occur. Our international expertise has been recognised with listings in the top tiers of leading legal directories Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500.

Our Catastrophic Injury Work

  • Americas
  • Asia Pacific
  • UK & Europe
  • 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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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...

    United Kingdom

    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

    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

Our Catastrophic Injury team

Lesley Allan
Lesley Allan

Partner

Duncan Batchelor
Duncan Batchelor

Partner

Harry Boyle
Harry Boyle

Partner

Clinton Cameron
Clinton Cameron

Partner

Christopher Carlsen
Christopher Carlsen

Partner

Wim Cilliers
Wim Cilliers

Partner

Andrew Constable
Andrew Constable

Partner

Louis-Philippe Constant
Louis-Philippe Constant

Partner

Taylor L. Davis
Taylor L. Davis

Partner

Mark Donaldson
Mark Donaldson

Partner / Solicitor Advocate

Chris Eccles
Chris Eccles

Partner

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