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FPA appoints ex-AVIVA underwriting chief John Smeaton as chair

The Fire Protection Association (FPA) has announced the appointment of commercial property insurance expert John Smeaton as its new chair. Read More

Ministers urged to resist “industry pressure” over desktop studies

The Local Government Association (LGA) has called on the Government to resist “industry pressure” to keep using desktop studies as Read More

The dos and don’ts of employers’ liability insurance

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has published a guide on employers' liability (EL) insurance. Read More

Employers’ liability tracing office now live

An online inquiry service designed to help claimants suffering from a work-related disease or injury find the insurer of their former employer is now live. Read More

Insurers to appeal Scottish asbestos ruling

A court in Scotland has thrown out a legal bid by insurers to overturn a law confirming pleural-plaque victims' right to seek damages. Read More

Asbestos victims left in limbo over split appeal judgement

Appeal judges have failed to resolve a dispute over a High Court ruling that would have entitled thousands of people exposed to asbestos at work to claim compensation. Read More

SHE10 – Claimants could lose out under new civil-litigation proposals

The Jackson review of civil litigation costs could have far-reaching implications for industrial relations, health and safety, and the behaviour of the insurance industry, according to a leading personal-injury lawyer. Read More

Compensation-fund call intensifies

More workplace-injury and ill-health compensation claimants weresuccessful in tracing their former employer's insurer in 2008 than atany time since the insurance industry's Code of Practice for trackingemployers' liability insurance (EL) policies was created in 1999. <br> Read More

Injured Irish workers receive EUR 31.4m in compensation payouts

The construction and manufacturing industries in Ireland accounted for almost half of the workplace-injury compensation awards made last year, according to new figures released by the Irish Personal Injuries Assessment Board.<br><br> Read More

Insurers want new claims process to stretch to workplace

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) has called on the Government to extend a new streamlined process for road-traffic accident personal-injury claims to also cover employers' liability insurance claims. Read More

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