For our insurance clients we provide the following;

  • Insurance and coverage issues
  • Apportionment
  • Risk management
  • Claims management and strategies
  • Insurance archaeology

Ireland’s rich industrial heritage particularly in relation to its shipbuilding has meant that asbestos claims are particularly prevalent in this jurisdiction in comparison to other European countries.

Owing however to the delay in time between exposure and the development of symptoms, sadly individuals still to this day people are continually being diagnosed by doctors with various occupational-related conditions.

Whilst acting for insurers is the mainstay of our practice, owing to our expertise in this area we regularly act on behalf of the individual.  Acting for both defendants and individuals over many years has given us a unique insight into the strategies and tactics employed on either side of a claim. This means that we can invariably forecast what opponents may attempt and react accordingly, resulting in reduced timescales and settlement costs for our clients.

We have dealt with a range of claims in this area to include:
  • Pleural Plaques
  • Vibration White Finger
  • Carpel Tunnel Syndrome
  • Noise-Induced Hearing Loss
  • Asbestos-related conditions
  • ‘Consequential’ and ‘overuse’ injuries
  • Work-related upper limb disorders
  • Chronic pain syndromes
  • Dermatitis
  • Laryngeal, bladder, and other work-related cancers
  • Respiratory diseases including asthma, silicosis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Work-related stress.

We use our technical capability to settle appropriate cases quickly obtaining the best result for our clients, or where early resolution is not possible running the matter to hearing.  Few firms in Ireland can match our unique experience in this area insofar as, the level of instructions that we receive, our position as an all-island firm, or our experience acting for Plaintiff and Defendant.