Claims Handler

Posted 5 days ago by Summit Personnel Ltd
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Summit Personnel are currently assisiting this leading global legal services firm in Leeds who have a number of vacancies for experienced In-House Claims Handlers to join their team, to work closely with Claims Managers in handling clinical negligence claims. These roles will be on a 6 month fixed term contract initially with the possibility of going permanent.

Key duties as Claims Handler will include:

  • Carry out initial assessment of incoming claims, identifying priority cases and escalating as appropriate
  • Liaise with customers, and, where applicable, external panel and other third parties (e.g. membership associations) to obtain information required; carry out conflict checks with panel firms; and prepare standard letters for the instruction of panel, confirming assistance to members and to comply with applicable Pre-action Protocols/statutory requirements.
  • Prepare attendance notes following meetings and video conferences with members and stakeholders and where applicable, attend court.
  • Review medical records to ensure full disclosure and prepare chronologies of records, case summaries, case reviews in accordance with applicable process/guidance/terms and conditions.
  • Prepare letters of approach and letters of instruction to experts.
  • Pro-actively manage, a partial case load of claims and pre-claims under supervision

In order to be considered for the role of Claims Handler, candidates should possess the following skills and experience:

  • Experience of working in a legal or claims environment and of managing a caseload along with relevant professional qualifications
  • Ability to investigate and analyse information containing both legal and medical or dental terminology
  • Ability to adapt and be flexible in order to meet the needs of the members and the team
  • Highly motivated and resilient
  • Good time management/organisational skills
  • Pro-active approach
  • Excellent IT skills including Microsoft Office, Outlook, case management systems/IT packages and keyboard/typing skills

In return, you will be offered a competitive starting salary of £22,000 pro-rata and the opportunity to develop your knowledge with a highly sought after employer in the specialist clinical negligence market.

Required skills

  • Claims
  • Legal
  • Personal Injury
  • Negligence
  • Claims Handling

Reference: 35732560

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