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FAQ About Loss Assessor, Loss Adjuster and Insurance Claims

Below are some frequently asked question about the role of an Insurance Loss Adjuster, the role of a Public Loss Assessor, Loss Assessor Fees and the overall Claims Management Process. Click on the question to reveal our answer.

Q. Why Should I use a Loss Assessor to handle my claim?

Insurance claims can be tricky to assess. Many claim types include secondary damage caused by  smoke or water. This kind of damage is often not obvious and can manifest itself long after the claim is settled and closed.

If you just suffered extensive damage to your home due to fire, flood, storm or some other peril, you are possibly traumatized and not thinking straight. This is not the best time to be left on your own, without professional representation. Dealing with a loss adjuster who is trying to minimise the payout, may just prove too stressful. Many policy holders settle for a smaller compensation just because they can’t deal with the insurance company.

ICS are claims experts. We know how to navigate the claim process and how to identify and present the damage to ensure full entitlement. To put it simply – it is in our interest to get you the best settlement possible as our fee depends on our performance.

Q. What is a difference between a Loss Adjuster and a Loss Assessor?

A Loss Adjuster is a claims professional employed by your insurance company to investigate the claim, scrutinise the policy conditions and to adjust the claim pay-out in line with policy cover. The loss adjuster is paid by the insurance company and therefore works in the interests of the insurance company to minimise their losses.

A Loss Assessor works on behalf of “the policyholder” and we are experts in compiling, formulating and negotiating insurance claims. We specialise in navigating the claims process, protecting  the “policyholders” interest and ensuring that policy holders receive the best possible settlement terms.  A public loss assessor must be regulated by the central bank.

Q. What should I do in the event of property damage?

if your property or business has been damaged and you are considering making a claim, your first call should be to us. As we are claim experts working exclusively on behalf of you, the policy holder, it is critical to get the damage assessed independently, before your claim is presented to your insurers. We can carry out an immediate survey, document the damage, advise on damage limitation and notify your insurance company or broker.

Q. When should I appoint a Loss Assessor?

Ideally, you should call a Public Loss Assessor as soon as you suffer a loss. The Loss Assessor can then ensure that the damage is correctly assessed, photographed and documented. Correct recording and documenting of the loss will help you ensure that you receive your full entitlement, and also reduce the risk of prejudicing your claim

Q. My business was damaged by fire, can you help?

Yes we certainly can, just one call to us and we will arrange to visit and survey asap. In addition to the property reinstatement, we can also help in the assessment of lost stock, increased cost of work, business interruption and trading losses.

Q. How much do you charge? What are the ICS loss assessor fees?

We carry out a free no obligation first survey and we take your claim on a No Win- No Fee basis. We charge a small percentage of the final settlement, typically 10% + vat. Fees are agreed on a case by case basis, dependent on the size and the complexity of the loss.

Q. How long will it take for the insurance claim to be settled?

On a standard, straightforward claim, it can generally take between 2-6 weeks to get the claim fully settled- ICS are fully committed to ensure that your claim is settled as efficiently as possible.

Q. When do I receive payment in respect of my insurance claim?

You should receive your cheque within 7-10 days following the agreement of settlement terms.

Q. When do I have to pay your fee?

Our fee is due when you receive money from insurance company.

Q. How do I know what I can claim for?

A detailed list of insurable perils is listed in your policy booklet. However you also need to consider a list of exclusions and special conditions, frequently buried in the small print. Call us and we can help you determine, free of charge, whether your claim will be successful.

Q. Who receives the claim pay-out – me or the loss assessor who managed the claim?

You, the policyholder receives the payment directly from the insurance company. Loss assessors do not commute or handle the settlement funds.

Q. Will a claim affect my premium at renewal?

Any claim made on the policy is likely to have an impact on your no claims bonus, each insurer will differ. It is important to weigh up the benefit of the claim and the potential impact. We can advise of the potential impact to your policy on an individual basis. The onus is on the policyholder to advise any future insurer of previous claims. See our article on Why a Small Insurance Claim Is Not Worth Filing.

Q. Do Loss Assessors provide contractors and professionals to assist with the reinstatement works

Loss Assessors are independent and don’t directly complete the reinstatement works. However,  we do work closely with a large number of contractors, architects, engineers, surveyors and other construction professionals. We can assist with selection of contractors and recommendations and if required, project manage the repairs.

Q. Why did I get paid less than I was insured for?

Your insurers probably applied the Average Clause. Read our article on How the Average Clause works.

Q. What kind of water damage does insurance cover?

Home insurance generally covers for “accidents”. Burst pipes and tanks after freezing, but often does not cover for gradual damage from small leaks that might be considered lack of maintenance. Give us a call and we can check your policy against the damage you have.

Are burst pipes covered by insurance?

Burst pipes can be a financial headache for home owners. Fortunately, home insurance typically covers unexpected burst pipes and the water damage that results. However, generally you won’t be covered if the damage results from a slow leak that went unfixed for months.

Is water damage from leaking roof covered by insurance?

A standard home owners insurance policy will cover water damage and roof leaks unless they’re the result of gross negligence on your part. Whether the roof leak is caused by a windstorm or a tree crashing through the roof tiles, you’re covered.

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Insurance Claim Solutions

Golf Rd, Rush, Co. Dublin

 

Mobile: 086 357 1713 Phone : 01 870 9210

 

We are registered as Public Loss Assessors and fully regulated by the Central Bank of Ireland

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James Darley
James Darley
13:34 28 Apr 21
We had a leak in our Kitchen and Utility Room and contacted... a firm to fix it during discussions with the owner of the Company with regard to making an Insurance Claim he suggested we should employ Insurance Claim Solutions owned by Trevor Kelly and boy are we glad we did. We never realized how much was involved in making a claim. After we met Trevor and discussed his fees etc he then proceeded to do all the work for us with the Insurance Company. He also put us in contact with a Company that will be able to do all the work for us. Trevor negotiated a very fair settlement with the Insurance Company and took so much pressure off us and his fee was very reasonable for all the work involved. Trevor kept us in the loop at all times and we cannot thank him enough. Would absolutely recommend Trevor 100per cent .read more
susan murphy
susan murphy
12:32 28 Apr 21
Trevor was a pleasure to deal with. He was very... professional at a difficult time in his own personal life. Without Trevor we would have never received a good settlement. I have no hesitation in recommending Trevor. Again thank youread more
Samantha Coombes
Samantha Coombes
11:26 07 Apr 21
We had an extremely bad leak in our home, which was very... stressful. We contacted Insurance Claim Solutions and dealt with Trevor. He was extremely professional, knowledgeable and cordial. He always answered our phone calls and texts promptly, which helped alleviate the stress and we are so grateful for all his help in a bad situation. I would highly recommend Trevor and ICS, without hesitation.read more
Brian Tighe
Brian Tighe
11:49 02 Apr 21
Trevor made it all very easy when making my claim to... insurance after gas boiler blew and considerable water damage resulted. Good to get someone knowledgeable on your side. My first time claiming from insurance.read more
Amanda Charters
Amanda Charters
14:36 23 Mar 21
We had a flood in our house a year ago. We contacted Trevor... and he assured us that he could still help even though our situation was slightly different in that the damage from the flood only became visible in the last few months. We gave Trevor all the details and he took over our case dealing with the insurance company. He kept us informed throughout the various stages of the claim and assured us all was progressing well. Within three weeks the claim was processed and we can now proceed with fixing the damage. He took all the stress away from dealing with Insurance Companies. I'm so glad we contacted Trevor, he's very friendly. honest and professional. I can't recommend Trevor highly enough.read more
Ali Safdar
Ali Safdar
23:18 15 Mar 21
Would highly recommend Insurance claim solutions. I have... used Trevor services after having a Fire Damage in my house. Trevor is brilliant. He took all the stress of dealing with my insurance claim and handled everything from day one professionally and efficiently keeping me updated the entire process. And managed to get money for accommodation straight away. Trevor is excellent at his job and I can highly recommend him to anyone with a property damage insurance claim. Thanks again for all your help.read more
Kenneth Hills
Kenneth Hills
12:33 27 Jan 21
Trevor (Insurance Claim Solutions) provided us with a... highly professional and friendly service throughout the claims process. He came highly recommended and we can see why. We had extensive damage caused due to a burst pipe in our boiler which occured only days before Christmas. Trevor responded to our urgent request to assess and submit a claim on our behalf. He took all the hassle and stress out of managing this claim ourselves. His expertise was invaluable in being able to identify all issues and to negotiate with our insurers to ensure all damages were accounted for. Thanks again Trevor.read more
Cynthia Kennedy
Cynthia Kennedy
10:21 22 Jan 21
Excellent service. I cannot recommend Claims Solutions... highly enough. We had a lot of water damage to our home. Trevor was so professional in the way he handled our case from start to finish. He took took the stress out of it completely for us. He was excellent at communicating everything to us. The whole process was completed very quickly. Thank you Trevor.read more
Tim O'Sullivan
Tim O'Sullivan
10:20 11 Jan 21
Trevor is an insurance claims expert and came highly... recommended. He didn't disappoint! After we had a fire at our premises we found ourselves to be under insured. We expected to have to pay for a considerable portion of the rebuild cost but Trevor managed to secure a settlement that covered the rebuild. Excellent work Trevor. Thank you!read more
Terence Herron
Terence Herron
14:39 05 Jan 21
Trevor is a true professional: efficient, thorough,... dedicated and trustworthy. He took care of all dealings with the insurance company. He managed the whole process in a positive, friendly and stress-free way. Highly recommended.read more
Stephen Kennedy
Stephen Kennedy
15:47 23 Dec 20
I was fortunate enough to come across Trevor in what was an... incredibly stressful time, having suffered severe flooding in my home. Trevor, was incredibly helpful, and acted without delay. Trevor, is a consummate professional with a wealth of knowledge in his field, who provides exceptional customer service. A true master in his field. Therefore, I would highly recommend Trevor without any hesitation.read more
Shauna Parle
Shauna Parle
09:47 27 Nov 20
Trevor was extremely helpful and provided an excellent... service throughout the entire process. He really worked to ensure the claims process was as stress free for me as possible by handling all of it on my behalf. I would have been lost without his service after such a traumatic event, couldn’t recommend him enough.read more
D C
D C
22:08 26 Nov 20
I would like to recommend Trevor Kelly for handling my... claim after I had a leak in the house which caused a lot of water damage. He took control and dealt with every aspect of the claim and made the whole experience stress free. I didn’t have to deal with the Insurance company at all, I just handed Trevor the forms and he took care of everything. I found Trevor very helpful and friendly all though the process and once again I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him.read more
Katherine Lyons
Katherine Lyons
21:45 25 Nov 20
Trevor was very professional and experienced. His... expertise made the whole process go smoothly. He made sure I was informed and put at ease from our very first conversation. I must have thanked him 100 times, it is hard enough to deal with the damage and emotions without having to deal with the stress of the claim also. I will be recommending him to family and friends with confidence. Quick and Professional service. I am delighted with my outcome.read more
Siobhain Tuckey
Siobhain Tuckey
10:06 25 Nov 20
I cannot thank Trevor enough for all his assistance with a... claim on my dads house. He made the process so simply and organized everything. Trevor was easy to work with and excellent at communicating so we understood the process at all times. I would highly recommend working with Trevor in relation to any insurance claims!read more
Natasha Smith Menton
Natasha Smith Menton
21:53 21 Oct 20
I contacted Trevor on behalf of an elderly family member... who had a leak resulting in water damage in his house. Trevor reassured me from the very first call that I was doing the right thing by using his service. He was extremely professional and very thorough in his assessment. We didn't have to fill out any hefty paper work or bounce back and forth with the insurance company. Trevor took care of all that. I couldn't believe how quickly it was processed and settled. Amazing work Trevor. We can't thank you enough for the time and effort that you put in. We can concentrate on the repairs now 👍read more
Sarah Carroll
Sarah Carroll
18:38 16 Oct 20
Trevor Kelly was referred to me by our insurance broker... after complications arose with our claim for water damage to our home. Trevor was not only extremely thorough and experienced with his advice but was also helpful, kind and compassionate. He alleviated so much of the stress endured by the situation by handling absolutely everything for us. Without Trevor's expertise, our claim which was initially declined would never have been approved. His advise was fundamental to the success of our claim, which surpassed all our expectations financially. Thank you so much Trevor for all your wonderful work, I have absolutely no hesitation in recommending your service to anyone who might need it.read more
Louise Cleary
Louise Cleary
12:25 15 Oct 20
I could not recommend Trevor Kelly enough. I was so... stressed out trying to deal with an insurance claim for the first time. Upon recommendation, I contacted Trevor and it was the best decision ever. Thanks to his professionalism, his calming nature, his re-assuring words to me and also to his in depth knowledge of the business, I was able to leave all dealings with my insurance company to him knowing that I was in very capable and safe hands. Thank you again Trevor for looking after me so very well.read more
Lucas Vazquez
Lucas Vazquez
18:11 14 Sep 20
Trevor is one of those really good professionals you are... lucky to cross paths in live. An absolute gentleman from day one , he took all pressure and made it so easy ( it was our first insurance claim ever) .Trevor many thanks for your help! There is not way for thanking you enough and it is being a pleasure to meet you. High recommend to anyone whos in the mist of an insurance claim.! ( nev and lucas, dublin )read more
Riona Mc Grath
Riona Mc Grath
20:35 07 Sep 20
The whole experience was so efficient, easy and honestly... made what should have been an ordeal into a positive experience! Trevor went above and beyond and worth his weight in gold. I would highly recommend Insurance Claims solutions to anyone facing into a claim!read more
Allish Oconnor
Allish Oconnor
20:34 04 Apr 20
Thank you Trevor so much for all your help with my recent... insurance claim. Trevor looked after all paperwork and communication with my insurance company. The claim was processed very efficiently and was totally stress free for me, considering that we had a serious leak in the house. Trevor actually recommended a builder to complete the work and we are extremely satisfied with the job. Do not hesitate to contact Trevor if you find yourself in the need of accessing your insurance! All the best Trevor.read more
Mar O'Donoghue
Mar O'Donoghue
13:08 30 Mar 20
Excellent service. Very difficult case arising due to water... egress from damaged pipe work causing significant subsidence. Insurers attempted to frustrate the claim, without Trevor's help we would never have been able to navigate the claims process successfully. We are forever grateful and would never attempt a home insurance claim again without engaging Trevor first. We cannot recommend his services strongly enough.read more
Antoinette Tierney
Antoinette Tierney
19:18 20 Mar 20
Thanks a million @insurance_claim_solutions_ for looking... after my mam and dad insurance claim after a flood wrecked their bathroom and sitting room. Thank you Trevor for making sure she got fixed up even after the job was finished they would have had no idea how to claim and probably would have left it without claiming, and you took over everything for them. They now have a beautiful wet room which is a godsend to my elderly parents I would highly recommend you in the future and have passed your number on. Thanks again for making a huge difference to their lives greatly appreciated From Antoinetteread more
Miryam Harris
Miryam Harris
09:36 21 Feb 20
Trevor was recommended by our neighbour when we had a water... leak before Christmas. He was just amazing from start to finish and took the hassle way from us having to deal with the insurance company. At all times he was very professional, knowledgeable and courteous. The whole process was seamless from start to finish. I would highly recommend Trevor from Insurance Claims Solutions to anyone.read more
Fidelma Heeney
Fidelma Heeney
14:27 20 Feb 20
Trevor assisted with a claim due to a flood which caused... quite an amount of damage to the property. His calm knowledgeable presence reassured me throughout the process. His professionalism and attention to detail was exceptional and nothing got overlooked. I cannot say enough positive things about his way of working and cannot recommend him highly enough.read more
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