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Senior Casualty Adjuster

Seattle, WA | Other
20 Days Ago

Job Description

Excellence In Everything We Touch

Position Summary

Under moderate to light supervision, investigates, reserves, negotiates, evaluates and settles casualty claims of complex exposure including fatalities;  presents evidence in legal proceedings while maintaining adequate production levels; makes sales calls when requested to do so.

Responsibilities

  • Examines claims forms, policies and endorsements, client instructions and other records to determine coverages.
  • Conducts on-site investigations of claims by interviewing claimants and witnesses, obtaining official reports, by inspecting physical damage, and by comparing claim information with evidence.
  • Sets loss reserves.
  • Prepares reports by collecting and summarizing information required by client, local, state and federal government and by Crawford.
  • Settles claims by determining insurance carrier’s liability, client’s instructions and authority levels required by obtaining demands and making offers to claimants, issuing settlement checks, making filings with regulatory agencies, disposing of salvage, pursuing subrogation when appropriate.
  • Controls claims costs.
  • Recommends litigation when appropriate.
  • Presents evidence at legal proceedings, producing reports and other documents as evidence.
  • Maintains expected case load.
  • Maintains company reputation and integrity of insurance products by complying with federal and state regulations and service standards.
  • Maintains professional and technical knowledge through continuing education.
  • Makes sales calls by calling on local businesses to solicit new business or to maintain existing clients.
  • May assist and mentor junior adjusters with claims handling.
  • Upholds the Crawford Code of Business Conduct at all times.
  • Participates in special projects or performs duties in other areas as requested.

Requirements

  • College degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Previous experience as a claims adjuster or must have completed Crawford specified adjuster training if no experience.
  • Extensive, substantive experience as a Claims Adjuster; preferred a minimum of 4 years prior claims experience.
  • Must be licensed as required by state and local jurisdictions.
  • Outside adjusters must have a valid driver’s license with a clean driving record for company vehicle use.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Strong analytical and mathematical ability.  
  • **Company vehicle, cell phone, and laptop will be provided to qualified applicants that meet Crawford & Company's Background Check, Motor Vehicle Record, and Drug Screen requirements. 

 

Physical Requirements

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Ability to talk and hear.
  • Ability to see and read.
  • Reaching and manual dexterity for operating computer keyboard.
  • While performing the duties of this position, auto travel may be required.
  • The employee is required to extend hands and arms in various directions in order to handle files and associated paperwork; use hands/fingers in repetitive motion in keyboard usage; use hands/fingers to efficiently utilize a writing instrument.
  • Stooping kneeling, crouching, crawling, standing, sitting, walking, pushing, pulling, is relative to office files, etc..
  • Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word is required, as well as the ability to convey detailed/important instructions in an accurate manner.
  • Ability to frequently talk or hear on a telephone and receive detailed information through oral communication is required.
  • Exertion up to 20 pounds of force is occasionally required and/or a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects.
  • Visual activity requirements are those of Clerical Administrative. This is a minimum standard for use with those whose work deals largely with preparing and analyzing data and figures, accounting, computer terminal, extensive reading, operation of machines, and using measurement devices.
  • Ability to ascend or descend stairwells.
  • Ability to climb up to and on rooftops.
  • Ability to climb ladders to inspect roofing/structural damage, and in some cases the ability to enter enclosed spaces
  • Ability to maintain balance when walking on narrow, slippery, or sloping surfaces.
  • Ability to work outdoors, exposed to all weather conditions.
  • Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word is required, as well as the ability to convey detailed/important instructions in an accurate manner.
  • Ability to frequently talk or hear on a telephone and receive detailed information through oral communication is required.
  • Visual activity requirements are those of Clerical Administrative. This is a minimum standard for use with those whose work deals largely with preparing and analyzing data and figures, accounting, computer terminal, extensive reading, operation of machines, and using measurement devices.

About Us

Why Crawford?

 

Because a claim is more than a number — it’s a person, a child, a friend. It’s anyone who looks to Crawford on their worst days. And by helping to restore their lives, we are helping to restore our community – one claim at a time.

 

At Crawford, employees are empowered to grow, emboldened to act and inspired to innovate. Our industry-leading team pioneers new solutions for the industries and customers we serve. We’re looking for the next generation of leaders to take this journey with us.

 

We hail from more than 70 countries and speak dozens of languages, reflecting the global fabric of the audience we serve. Though our reach is vast, we proudly operate as One Crawford: united in purpose, vision and values. Learn more at www.crawco.com.

 

When you accept a job with Crawford, you become a part of the One Crawford family. 

 

  • Our total compensation plans provide each of our employees with far more than just a great salary
  • Pay and incentive plans that recognize performance excellence
  • Benefit programs that empower financial, physical, and mental wellness
  • Training programs that promote continuous learning and career progression while enhancing job performance
  • Sustainability programs that give back to the communities in which we live and work
  • A culture of respect, collaboration, entrepreneurial spirit and inclusion

 

Crawford & Company participates in E-Verify and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V Crawford & Company is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at Crawford via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from Crawford HR/Recruitment will be deemed the sole property of Crawford. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by Crawford as a result of the referral or through other means.