APIL Guide to Catastrophic Injury Claims
In the UK, the management of catastrophic injury claims is complex. These claims involve: detailed and ongoing care and rehabilitation regimes; sophisticated case management involving technical procedural matters, often involving the Court of Protection; significant use of expert evidence; as well as complicated settlement and financial structures, including periodical payment orders. Involving numerous experts of different disciplines, these claims require the practitioner to 'marshal' and manage the team, as well as particular requirements regarding client care. This book provides a guide to best practice in the complex area of UK catastrophic injury litigation. The text provides guidance on case management, practical help in dealing with and addressing issues of expert evidence, an in-depth discussion of damages, and an analysis of relevant primary source material. This second edition includes new chapters on periodical payments, neuro-rehabilitation, birth injuries, and radiology. It also examines the impact of the Jackson reforms, cost budgeting, and developments in the Court of Protection's jurisdiction.
Publication Date: 3/31/2014