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Ten things injury insurers do that plaintiff lawyers love

Will Barsby, General Manager CTP, Life and A&H at EML

An ex-compensation lawyer spills the dirt on how injury insurers can be their own worst enemies, pushing claimants towards seeking legal representation and increasing the likelihood of a win if the case goes to court.

As a recovering plaintiff lawyer now working for an insurer, I’ve seen injury claims from both sides. I understand how insurers can perceive plaintiff lawyers as creating difficulties in navigating and defending questionable claims, as well as paying legitimate ones. However, I also understand that some of the difficulties insurers face are self-imposed. There is an abundance of things injury insurers can do to improve claims costs, durati...

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