|MARINE INSURANCE TRAINING 2013|
Marine Insurance Adjuster's Training 2013
Receives a professional designation as a Marine Adjuster ICCMI
Courses Start July 8, 2013
INSURANCE ADJUSTER MARINE INSURANCE 2013 ICCMI
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Marine adjusters make $40,000 entry level up to
$125,000 salary senior level ICC provides online courses in
Marine liability claims, specifically designed for insurance claims adjusters,
ship captions and seaman managers
ICC provides online courses in Marine liability claims, specifically designed for insurance claims adjusters, ship captions and seaman managers
Call ICC today to speak with an instructor 1 (316) 683-0170or 1 (845)-751-0023
The course is designed for working professionals and students to take the course online.
The course is designed to take 13 to 26 weeks to complete; however, the student can work at their own pacedepending on the student's schedule.
At the end of the course students are ready to assume responsibilities as a marine insurance adjuster and will receive a professional insurance designation from ICC.
The course is designed for study in the following areas :
Workers Comp. /General Liability/ Federal Workers' Compensation
Course Concentrates on
If you would like to have a instructor contract you regarding the particulars, please complete the registration below and a consultants will contact you within 24 hours or just call 1 (316) - 683-0170 or 1 (845)-751-0023.
INSURANCE CLAIMS EXAMINATION
Marine Insurance Adjuster Course
The marine adjuster’s course is designed to aid the insurance adjuster in handing claims for bodily injury. Students are required to read their assignments and to answer examine questions in the form of essay. There are no right or wrong answers. Each student has his/ her own analysis and theories of settling claims and each adjuster will have different answers in their examines. The course is design to help the marine adjuster to generate independent thought in analyzing liability. That independent thought is what insurance companies look for in promoting adjusters to senior level positions and management. An adjuster must know both sides of the fence when handling insurance claims. That is an insurance adjuster must know an attorney’s strengths and weakness when negotiating claims as well as realizing his/ her own strengths and weakness.
As stated earlier there are no right or wrong answers; however, the best way to pass each examine is by the student backing their position by way of quoting case law, segments from their reading assignments, statues and providing mathematical equations.
Please do not guess at an answer. This could lead a student to a dead end road which will prompt the student to do some re-write. Essays must be clear and complete. Leave no room for the instructor to question your answers.
Hank Johnson was a medic on a commercial fishing vessel that fished for Crabs. His duties were to attend to seaman’s injuries during the fishing season. Robert Akins injured his right hand and went to Hank Johnson for treatment. During the course of treatment, Robert conveyed to Hank that the Crab cages were defective and someday someone is going to get seriously hurt. He stated that he already told his caption of the vessel, but he did not seem to listen. The fishing vessel returned to port and went out to sea three days later.
Robert was opening the cage to release the Crabs when the cage door this time crushed his right hand. Robert went to the vessel’s infirmary where he was treated by Hank. During the course of treatment, Robert became furious and stated to Hank “I told you someone was going to get hurt !!!” and violently shoved Hank over the examination table which paralyzed Hank from his waist down. Robert can no longer use his right hand and therefore, cannot work on the fishing vessel as a fisherman. Hank can no longer be a medic.
You work for a company who provides general marine liability and workers’ comp.,coverage.
Your claims manager provides you with the above facts and request that you provide a report and analysis of liability exposure on the part of workers comp., negligence, unseaworthiness and maintenance and cure. In your report provide the definitions Seaman, Jones Act, Unseaworthiness , Maintenance and Cure. Also, in your report include, but not limit to, the following :
Is Hank a seaman or an ORVA?
Does Hank have a negligent cause of action against the vessel? If yes, why. If No, why.
What other cause of action can Hank assert resulting in his injuries. Explain in detail under the Jones act, Unseaworthiness, Maintenance and cure. (a) Can Hank assert all three theories?
If Hank files suit, what is the time limit?
Can Hank receive lost wages? If so, when will that terminate?
What kind of damages can Hank recover for his injuries? Explain in detail.
Does Hank have a cause of action against Robert for his violent behavior? If yes, why. If no, why.
Does the ship owner have a cause of action against the manufacturer who built the Crab cages? If yes, under what theory may the owner recover?
Suppose Hank files lawsuit in state court, what are the advantageous and disadvantageous?
Can Hank file suit against the manufacturer of the Crab cages. If yes, under what theory?
The manufacturer after investigation determined that the cages were badly warns and beat up. After long periods of use the doors should have been replace under regular maintenance. How does this affect the theory of unseaworthiness?
What about Robert? Does his violent reaction towards Hank bar him from maintenance and cure. If yes why. If no,why?
As an adjuster there are several reasons why attorney’s file lawsuits. Suppose Hank’s attorney files a lawsuit. Your firm refers to defense counsel to answer the petition; can you still maintain negotiations with Hanks attorney? If yes, explain the advantageous.
Suppose Hank’s Attorney names Robert Akins in the lawsuit as a defendant. Robert contacts your office to see if you are going to defend him in the lawsuit. What theory would you use to answer Robert’s request. What type of letter would you send Robert? Please be specific and provide complete details. Based on your answer what are the advantageous.
During your interview with Hank Johnson, he asks you if he is going to need an attorney to settle his claim for bodily injury. Read 331A- 336A of the Insurance settlement manual. As an adjuster, Hank will need an answer from you. What would you say to Hank to convince him that he could settle his claim without an attorney? Could you provide him with the pro and cons of hiring an attorney? If no why not. If yes, write your speech to present to Hank that would convince him that his claim for damages could be settled without an attorney.
If Hank hires an attorney prior to making an offer would the influence of an attorney increase your offer to settle? If yes, what would be those factors to consider that would increase your offer. Would defense cost be a factor? What other factors might influence your offer. If No, why not. Aren’t you required to keep cost at a minimum?
1. Define Vessel, Navigable Waters, Maritime Flavor.