Particular interest in food poisoning, CFS/ME cases and contractually based claims relating to personal injuries such as Permanent Health Insurance.
Related cases of interest
C v UMUN (2012) — Substantial settlement shortly before trial in case where it was alleged by insurer that it was not liable to pay as CFS was a mere “functional disorder”.
J v Aviva (2011) — Payment under a PHI policy to a teacher who suffered serious IBS but whom insurers initially contended could still work in a classroom.
B v Swiss Life (2007) — Obtained substantial settlement on an employment related PHI policy after first commencing successful proceedings against employer for assignment of benefit of the policy.
Roberts v First Choice Holidays (2005) (Sheffield County Court) — Payment of £35,000 compensation to victim of severe food poisoning on a cruise.
Doyle v Rhone-Poulenc Rorer 141 (1997) Sol Jo 764 (QBD) — Whether food poisoning covered by personal accident insurance policy.
Sargent v GRE 1997 (The Times) 25 April 1997 (CA) — Meaning of “unable to follow any occupation” in personal accident insurance policy.