Business disputes covered by insurance
Many business disputes involve a claim on some form of insurance policy, whether arising from property damage, protection against major expense or a wide variety of other events covered by insurance.
The team are familiar with the latest insurance industry practices and requirements and can apply these skills to quantify insurance claims and ensure the correct level of loss, damages and/or compensation is received by the policyholder or claimant.
An insurance claim may arise following an incident or event covered by an insurance policy. It is usually made by the policyholder, or on their behalf, to an insurance company with a claim for compensation for a loss or an event covered by the policy. Sometimes claims may be made by third parties for events covered by the policyholder’s insurance.
We are often asked to quantify insurance claims in specified areas on behalf of the insurance company. Once approved, the insurance company or agent on their behalf will issue payment to the insured, an approved interested party on behalf of the insured or a third party that has suffered the loss.
We have extensive experience of managing claims, quantifying losses and calculating loss of profits arising from events that have led to recoverable losses – for clients, insurance companies, Government bodies and other entities. We have dealt with losses arising from property loss, business interruption, professional liability, product liability, product recall, personal injury, file reviews, reserving and claims administration.
Areas where we can help with most insurance claims
We can support and provide assistance through each step of the claims process. We work with our clients to:
- Collect evidence and prepare a preliminary assessment of the claim and the amount of the potential claim
- Mitigate losses and resume operations as quickly as possible
- Identify and track expenses incurred because of the insured event
- Quantify any loss of profits arising from the insured event
- Establish losses that are covered by insurance and those that may be recoverable by claims against third parties
- Prepare claims for submission to insurers and third parties
- Act as independent experts when required for the purpose of court or arbitration proceedings.
We have acted in many cases involving negligence claims against professionals, particularly against accountants. We have been appointed to establish whether there is evidence of negligence and hence liability. If so, we can prepare expert reports for use in negotiations and, if not resolved, in court proceedings. For further details click here.
Also, we have been instructed to estimate losses arising from alleged negligence by accountants and other professions, such as solicitors and surveyors. We may be instructed by the claimant, the professional firm or the insurance company. For further details click here.
Personal injury and product recall claims
We have acted in claims for catastrophic personal injury, such as where individuals will require constant care, supervision, loss of income, specially adapted housing, vehicles and other equipment, possibly for the reminder of their lives. These claims usually involve assessing the financial implications of advice provided by a wide variety of specialists and medical experts.
Product liability claims
We have particular expertise in quantifying losses arising from product liability and product recalls, and have dealt with many such cases, particularly in the food sector.
Quantifying losses in other circumstances
We are experienced in quantifying economic losses and providing expert valuation and accountancy opinions in many other circumstances including fraud, compensation claims, shareholder disputes, contractual disputes, business interruption and divorce. Our reports can be used to negotiate settlement and in court proceedings. For further details click here.
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