Claims Focus 2015, No. 2
Issue: December 2015 |
By Mary Enslin, Life/Health Claims Specialist, Cologne
Claire Henshall, Life/Health Head of Claims UK and Ireland, London
Sharon Coetzee, Senior Claims Executive, Cape Town
Dr. Joachim Floren, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Cologne
Fionna Kossmann, Manager Claims, Cape Town
This publication gives insight into claim-related aspects of the one that many people would consider the most important of the five senses – the eyesight. The ability to see your environment, and see it clearly, allows feedback and reaction on objective and emotional grounds. The loss or impairment of eyesight causes the loss of perception by a criterion that we commonly consider first – the appearance of things.
The reasons for the loss of eyesight are various. Whether the cause is genetic, an illness or an injury, it leads to challenges with regard to claims that can develop.
But while visual impairments or even blindness may change a life dramatically, (total) disability does not necessarily need to follow.
Mary Enslin gives us valuable background information in this regard and introduces useful data and experience for dealing with those claims.
Claire Henshall continues with her article on latest developments and treatments for visual impairments, and Dr. Joachim Floren completes the medical overview with information on injury-related damage to the eye.
This edition is rounded off by two practical examples of claims using case studies provided by our claims colleagues in Cape Town, Fionna Kossmann and Sharon Coetzee.
Browse the Contents in this publication.