Emerging Risks in Injury Claims

09/11/2020 | Online - Zoom Conferencing

Kennedy’s Joe McManus, Kim Boland and Rob Corrigan will present an update on emerging risks in the injury sector; what things Insurers and MGAs should be alive to, by way of:

  • Home working and how it might impact future employers liability claims
  • Accommodation claims following the Swift v Carpenter decision
  • Inflated psychiatric claims due to opioid dependency or gaming addition following injury

Learning Objectives:

  • To impart knowledge on emerging risks causing increased reserves in personal injury claims.
  • To understand the potential impact home working has on future EL claims.
  • To understand how the recent decision in Swift v Carpenter has increased the potential value of accommodation claims.
  • To recognise emerging risks in psychiatric claims due to opioid dependency or gaming addition following injury.

About the speakers

Joe McManus
Joe is a partner at Kennedys and has been with the business since 2010.

Joe and his team provide advice and support to insurers including MGAs and businesses facing high value injury claims across a range of industries particularly the construction sector.

Joe co-wrote the chapter in Environmental claims in Kennedys claims handling book. He has also written for the Post Magazine on a number of subjects.

Joe is a member of the Forum of Insurance Lawyers (FOIL) and sits on their catastrophic injury group.

Kim Boland
Kim is an associate at Kennedys.

Kim provides advice and support to insurers, including MGAs, and corporates, in defendant personal injury, employers’ and public liability, motor and entertainment claims.

Kim is co-writing the chapter on accommodation claims in Kennedys claims handling guide and recently took part on a “LinkedIn Live” panel debate on all matters relating to Employers Liability post-covid 19.

Robert Corrigan
Robert is an Associate (FCILEx) at Kennedys.

Rob provides advice and support to insurers, including MGAs, in respect of defendant EL/PL, motor and product liability personal injury claims. He typically handles high value claims, and wrote the chapter on Fatal Accidents in Kennedys Claims Handling Guide, as well as on the EL/PL Protocol. He also has experience in respect of claims involving alleged breaches of human rights and Inquests.