People claims

  • Date: 02/05/2013

The average cost of an illness claim has risen from US$19,000 in 2008 to US$28,000 by 2012 equivalent to a nine per cent annual increase.  This continuing inflation in personal injury and illness claims focuses the Club’s attention on loss prevention and advice which can be found in the People Claims section.

Among the items recently published there are a series of reports on liability cases settled under Philippine jurisdiction covering such topics as rulings on permanent disability and the findings by company doctors in such cases.

Supporting advice and information on dealing with stowaways can be found in a specialist sub-section of People Claims.

A miscellany of UK Club articles including our specialist newsletter Bodily Injury News which focuses on US liability law and settlements in particular also has its own subsection.

The UK Club sets great store by preventive action on seafarer illness claims through pre-employment medical examinations (PEME).  The PEME section of the website illustrates the cost-benefit equation for effective medicals and give comprehensive explanations of the clinic network and administration of medicals for seafarers in the key recruiting centres of the world.

The impending implementation of the Maritime Labour Convention in August this year also has a bearing on liability and responsibility towards seafarers.  To that end, a separate specialist section on MLC 2006 can also be found on our website.

Industry developments

Polar Shipping

Legal, navigational and environmental resources, news and updates on the development of polar shipping. Read more

US VRP Compliance

With effect from 30th January 2014 non-tank as well as tankships calling at US ports will be required to submit VRPs.  For Club and other resources to assist in compliance click here

International Environmental compliance

Environmental Compliance resource page collates material in respect of International environmental compliance issues affecting our Members. Information from the Club, Loss Prevention and external resources has been collated in one place for ease of reference.

MLC 2006

The Maritime Labour Convention enters into force in August 2013 - resources, news & advice on implementation can be found in this dedicated section.  READ MORE

International sanctions

Recent guidance & corresponding material in respect of international sanctions against various countries has been updated with respect to temporary easing of sanctions against Iran.  READ MORE


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