We approach disease claims in a way which challenges traditional market conventions and believe that most claims can be dealt with in a structured, process-driven manner. By successfully combining process with technical expertise, proactivity and team-working we have effectively streamlined claims handling.
The team also utilise the expertise of Keoghs’ counter-fraud specialists, developing fraud triggers and checklists for the various types of claims and identifying suspect cases at the earliest opportunity.
Our strategic work in the field of disease is recognised as market leading, reducing indemnity spend and cycle times with pioneering strategies such as KAMS (Keoghs Advanced Mesothelioma Strategy) and substantial work with Noise Induced Hearing Loss.
We provide unrivalled strategic advice and support through major test litigation whilst actively participating in specialist industry interest groups and monitoring developing issues. We lead the market in challenges and appeals at the highest level, including the Court of Appeal.
Whether you’re an insurer or self-insured, commercial organisation or public body – the breadth and depth of our expertise ensures we successfully handle claims through the full spectrum of mainstream and less well-known diseases.
Our team has taken a number of steps to address the cost and financial burden Mesothelioma claims places on insurers, with a pioneering new approach to claims handling and also at a strategic level.
Initially a team of six, our NIHL team now numbers over 80 and handles almost 10,000 claims a year, developing a comprehensive strategy along the way.
We are at the forefront of challenging long-espoused views on WRULD and have a long history of defending claims, whether you are an insurer or the company directly affected.
COSHH regulations require employers to reduce or prevent worker exposure to a wide variety of hazardous substances. Typical claims include dermatitis and occupational asthma arsing from occupations such as joinery, welders, healthcare and sprayers.
Our expertise in the HAVS field is demonstrable, not only by results, but by our leading strategy work to aid insurers, with our team developing a thorough understanding of all the key issues.
Keoghs’ abuse team has extensive experience handling cases in the care sector involving allegations of sexual, physical and emotional abuse against vulnerable claimants.
Our team is experienced in claims where exposure to a substance in the workplace may have caused lung inflammation leading to asthma - symptoms which can be caused simply by breathing in certain gases, fumes, dust or vapours.
Our experts are used to handling the circumstances and scenarios that are unique to dermatitis claims. For instance, we will co-ordinate your first response to safeguard against a ‘floodgate’ scenario.
Our specialist team has many years of experience in defending occupational cancer claims. We investigate and handle matters involving complex insurance and legal apportionment issues, with an unrivalled depth of expertise.
Our work in the field is recognised as market leading, reducing indemnity spend and cycle times with pioneering strategies such as KAMS (Keoghs Advanced Mesothelioma Strategy) and substantial work with NIHL.
Our dedicated disease team provides a full-service offering to insurers, commercial organisations and public bodies
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