Secondary psychiatric injuries add ‘significant sums’ to PI claims costs – Kennedys

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Insurers may have to stump up higher claim payouts for individuals who develop a gaming disorder or an opioid addiction as a result of a physical injury

Insurers dealing in personal injury (PI) claims need to be aware of the domino effect of new psychiatric conditions that can develop as a result of being laid up with a physical injury, as these can add “significant sums” to the claim value, according to Robert Corrigan, associate at law firm Kennedys.

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