Why Use a Loss Assessor?
If you have to make a claim on your insurance for fire, water or accidental damage, do you really need one more person to deal with? Well, that depends who it is. A loss assessor is there to take the hassle away, not add to it.
Can’t I Keep Control of My Claim?
Of course, if you prefer to keep the whole process in your own hands, that’s entirely up to you. You can control filling in endless forms. You can control phoning around endless builders or decorators to ask for quotes, and then staying in for the appointments they make. You can control meetings with the insurance company’s loss adjuster, trying to argue points on which he or she is an expert.
And, since these appointments will normally be during working hours, you can control taking all that time off work, either losing money or cutting into your holiday entitlement.
Alternatively, you can put it into the hands of an independent loss assessor, who’ll negotiate with the loss adjuster from a position of equal expertise, take full responsibility for arranging quotes, and even manage the work when it’s finally agreed. It’s up to you.
Surely I Know Best About My Claim?
You might know more about your own situation than a loss assessor, but that doesn’t mean you know more about how your claim will look to the insurance company. A reputable company won’t be setting out to cheat you, but they’re not in the business of paying money they don’t have to, and even a minor error in your claim could invalidate it.
Much like a lawyer if you have to go to court, a loss assessor is someone with at least as much technical knowledge as the people you’re dealing with, and who speaks the same language, but with it all put at your disposal. Why would you want to do without one?
What If I Can’t Afford a Loss Assessor?
If you’re making a claim, that may not be a good time to take on extra expense. The good news is that appointing a loss assessor won’t cost you a penny.* Their fee is included in the claim, so they’re paid by the insurance company when, and only when, you receive what you’re due.
So How Can I Contact Allied Claims?
You can call us on 0800 999 5679, check out our website, or watch the video above. But call as soon as you know you have a claim.
* Excludes policy excess.