Catastrophic injury

We provide modern, cross-disciplinary and international solutions to serious injury claims, through a combination of partner-led expertise and technological innovations.

We have wide experience of all serious injury work types and claim issues, including brain, spine, amputation, severe psychiatric injury, polytrauma and utmost severity cases.

Our global team collectively manages reserves worth several billions in the major currencies. Many of the team are ranked as leading individuals in the field.

We are proven innovators with a sophisticated research and development capability and have won various industry awards, including Technology Initiative of the Year. We have created a unique suite of value-added tools. These cover different stages of the serious injury claims process and include a modern re-invention of traditional methods of investigation and resolution. They can be used by clients directly, or by ourselves on their behalf, for better outcomes.

We empower our clients to use lawyers only when they really need one. In the UK, we publish a Catastrophic Injury Guide and a dedicated chapter of our book, 'Claims Handling Law and Practice'. We also provide a progressive education programme of conferences, seminars, workshops, articles and alerts.

We draw on the expertise of other market-leading teams in complementary fields such as healthcare, regulatory and travel, and on our network of international offices, in order to spot trends and opportunities from other business lines and jurisdictions. We are frequently instructed on cross-border claims where foreign law advice or investigations are required from other Kennedys offices.

For major incidents, we offer a 24/7 international crisis management resource.

If you would like to know more about the different perspective of our international Catastrophic Injury Group, please contact any of the lead partners whose details appear on this page.


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Our catastrophic injury expertise

Market recognition
  • Legal 500 - UK Awards 2017- Shortlisted- Personal Injury

    Shortlisted - Insurance: Firm (Specialism) of the year - 'Personal injury' (Defendant)

    The Legal 500 UK 2017 Awards