Information about Small Claims – King County #eqc #claim

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Information about Small Claims

The information contained here is intended to address the most frequently asked questions. It is not comprehensive and should not be construed as legal advice. Those in need of legal advice should consult an attorney.

To start a small claims, download an electronic packet from the right panel by selecting the proper location.

Who Can Sue and Be Sued? Any individual, business, partnership, or corporation (with a couple of exceptions) may bring a small claims suit for recovery of money only for an amount up to $5,000. A claim can be filed in any King County District Court location, however, small claims cases are only heard in Burien (starting September 2013),Issaquah, Seattle, Shoreline and Vashon. You may select the courthouse location you wish your claim to be heard in as long as other jurisdictional requirements apply. In the case of a traffic accident, or an unlawfully issued check, small claims cases will be filed in the county where the accident occurred or check was issued. Other jurisdictional questions will be answered by a review of RCW 3.66.040 (external site). Questions regarding the statute of limitations in small claims actions can be answered by a review of RCW 4.16 (external site). The State of Washington may not be sued in Small Claims Court. The filing fee for Small Claims is $25 effective August 19, 2014. A portion of your filing fee goes to the King County Dispute Resolution Center. The Center provides free mediation services prior to your court date, or the same day as court. For more information contact the Center at 206.443.9603 or visit their web site (external site).

The Parties Present Their Cases Themselves: Attorneys and paralegals are excluded from appearing or participating with the plaintiff or defendant in a small claims suit unless the judge grants permission. You may consult an attorney before you go to court or after.

When will the case be heard? Cases are generally heard between 40 and 90 days from the date of filing. You will be given a date and time to appear for your trial. There will be other small claims trials scheduled for the same date and time as yours.

Typical Cases: Typical cases involve, but are not limited to, auto accidents, property damage, landlord/tenant disputes and collection of personal debts.

The Trial: Your case will be heard by a District Court Judge, Commissioner or judge pro-tem. A commissioner has all the responsibilities and powers of a judge. A judge pro-tem is an attorney who is hired to fill in for judicial vacations and sick leave. A judge pro-tem also has all the responsibilities and powers of a judge. Each party will have a chance to tell their side of the story. It is important to bring evidence such as photos, witnesses, bills, receipts, contracts or anything else that will prove your case. The judge may decide the case at the time of the hearing or mail it to the parties later.

If You Want to Appeal a Decision: The party who files a claim or counterclaim cannot appeal unless the amount claimed exceeds $1,000. No party may appeal a judgment where the amount claimed is less than $250. An appeal must be filed within 30 days of the entry of the judgment and all required fees must be paid at that time.


Medical Policy #hsf #claim #form

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Medical Policy Terms and conditions

The Medical Policy Portal offers streamlined navigation to the various types of policies available. Once you accept the terms and conditions below, you ll be connected to the Medical Policy Portal. From there, simply click the applicable policy portfolio (i.e. Commercial, Medicare Advantage, MAPPO Host) from the selections across the top of the page to access the specific policies.

By clicking Accept below, I acknowledge receipt of the following information:

  • The Policy Bulletins on this website were developed to allow Independence Blue Cross (Independence) to administer the provisions of members benefits plans and neither constitutes nor substitutes for medical advice. Independence s Policy Bulletins should not be construed as providing medical advice or treatment or guaranteeing the outcome or results of any medical services/treatments and/or procedures. If members have a specific question about their medical condition, they should consult with their provider.
  • Providers are responsible for providing medical advice and treatment, are independent contractors, and are not employees or agents of Independence.
  • Policy Bulletins are written with medical terminology and in a style common to scientific literature and convention.
  • The Policy Bulletins are used in making decisions as to medical necessity only and do not describe or consider individual benefits. As a result, they do not guarantee coverage of services or guarantee payment. If you are an Independence member, please refer to your specific benefit plan documents for the terms, conditions, limitations, and exclusions of your coverage. Benefits may vary based on the type of program (HMO, PPO, or other) as well as the benefit design selected by an employer or group (i.e. health and welfare fund, school district).
  • Independence makes decisions on coverage considering the Policy Bulletins, benefit plan documents, and the member s medical history and condition.
  • Policy Bulletins are compliant with all applicable laws and regulations, standards of regulatory and accreditation agencies (e.g. NCQA), and, when applicable, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).
  • The Policy Bulletins describe the status of medical technology at the time the Bulletins were developed. Since that time, new technology may have emerged or new medical literature may have been published. Policy Bulletins will be reviewed regularly and be updated as scientific and medical literature becomes available.
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Auto Insurance Claims Advice, Personal Injury Settlements, Auto Accident Claims, Total Loss – Legal Tips

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Auto Insurance Claims, Personal Injury Settlements, Total Loss, Car Accidents,
and More.

Now you have an auto insurance claim and realize that YOUR insurance company is jerking you around, now what? Call a lawyer? Really, since when do you need legal advice to have a tail light fixed? I mean, seriously.

You have a claim and they want to question you, record you, do an investigation that takes them weeks. then paperwork. then a deductible. then take the car to a bodyshop approved by them. then fix your car with used parts. then they will raise your rates. Does it ever end? Come on!

We have seen so many claims in disbelief realizing that MOST insurance companies treat THEIR OWN INSUREDS as garbage. It is as if consumers have to beg to have their auto insurance claim paid on time, regardless of what the policy says or what the actual state laws require.

Can you imagine what the insurance company for the at-fault party will do to you?

Is that what U.S. consumers should put up with? You are required to pay for insurance if you want to drive a car in all 50 states. Why is it that insurance companies can make your life a living hell when you need them and then turn around and wait for their premium? That is exactly what this website is about: consumer protection. What an insurance company can and cannot do.

An auto insurance claim can be very difficult to deal with. A proper personal injury settlement in any given car accident can be hard to reach. This situation can leave consumers looking for guidance and answers.

Consumers often don’t know if they are getting a proper personal injury settlement or award. They don’t know how to calculate pain and suffering the proper way.

Many times the insurance company will settle their total loss for substantially less simply to put pressure on the unsuspecting consumer.

Unfortunately, this is not uncommon! Many consumers are in the same position you are in when they deal with insurance companies regarding: fault. total loss. bodily injury. soft tissue injuries. arbitration. auto damages. and the list goes on.

Consumers are often surprised when the insurance company

If you are in any of these situations, you are not alone.

As an ex-claim adjuster, now an attorney, I learned how the insurance claim process works and how you can protect your rights and get the proper compensation for your damages (increase your personal injury settlement and properly calculate pain and suffering).

Insurance companies train adjusters to be effective negotiators in every aspect of a claim (whether you know it or not). They will use that training to benefit their employer: the insurance carrier.

They will approve the repairs to your car with used parts (if you let them), cut your rental car early, and give you a low settlement for your total loss.

They will also drag the settlement of lost wages and/or pain and suffering as long as they can, so you become desperate and settle for less.

They do not explain what to do when making a personal injury claim or how to go about getting your damages fully compensated. Dealing with auto insurance claims is often more painful than dealing with a car accident!

Many people hate dealing with attorneys, and you should not need one to deal with a simple fender bender. The bigger problem is that, often, insurance adjusters and agents are flat out jaded. It is as if every consumer is out there to make a quick buck out of a bad situation, and the insurance company somehow will have to pay for damages that are not owed.

There are, of course, consumers who will try take advantage of the insurance company and will try to profit from every angle.

This only hurts the consumer as insurance companies will pass on the expenses to policy holders in the form of increased premiums. No one wants to pay for higher insurance rates.

However, these consumers are the few bad apples. When honest consumers have a fender bender, car accident, personal injury claim, and/or a loss , the insurance company and their adjuster should not operate from a perspective that the honest consumer is out to get something they are not entitled to. Believe me, when it comes to any given auto insurance claim or personal injury settlements, you will be made out to be the bad apple.

Adjusters are understandably suspicious, but making the insured consumer prove their damages in a way that is unreasonable should not be tolerated.

Most consumers want their damages paid for properly and simply move on with their lives.

They are not looking to profit out of a car accident, but they do want to be treated fairly. However, some insurance companies will push you to seek legal advice.

They make this process very difficult and the average consumer does not have the tools to protect their interest. This problem is particularly compounded by the fact that most attorneys will not consider or take any issue regarding total loss, coverage, property damage, and liability if there is not an actual injury involved.

This can leave unsuspecting consumers in a very unfair situation!

You pay insurance every month, and when you need them, you have to go through a lengthy paperwork process. and then worry that your rates will not increase substantially.

Here, we outline tips, strategies, and information so you can handle your auto insurance claim – please note, consult with an attorney before you do anything regarding your claim. Please see our personal injury settlements section here.

This is general information and it is not legal advice.

You should especially consider having your case reviewed by a local attorney if are injured or believe you could be injured. Fill the form below to find an attorney near you.


Making Insurance Claims – Car & Home Insurance Claims #what #is #a #claim

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Car & Home Insurance Claims

Rest easy knowing we’re here to help when you need to make a claim.

Accidents happen. And if or when they do, you can rest assured that you’ll get the help, answers and advice you need, right when you need it. Whether you need to make a car insurance claim or a home insurance claim, you can rely on our claims representatives to give you quick and ongoing support from the moment you call until the moment your claim is resolved.

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Make an Insurance claim

Before you begin, you’ll need:

  • Your policy number (or your phone number if you don’t have your policy number handy)
  • As many details as possible regarding the incident
  • A police or fire department report (if one was made)

When you call belairdirect to report a claim, we guarantee that within 30 minutes of answering your call, one of our dedicated claims representatives will start your claim.*

Tracking an Insurance claim

It’s important for you to be able to follow the progress of your claim from beginning to completion.

We’ve made it easy for you to track your claim in the way that is most convenient to you:

Get help for common claims

  • If your car has been stolen
  • If you were in a car accident
  • If your home has been burglarized
  • If your home has been affected by sewer backup water damage
  • If there has been a fire in your home

Service Centre

When you choose Service Centre to manage your eligible auto claim repair, you simply drop-off your damaged vehicle, drive off in the rental car we’ve arranged for you and get back on track. The process is fast, simple and incredibly convenient.

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30 Minute Claims Guarantee Terms and Conditions
Our guarantee is that within 30 minutes of answering your call, a claims representative will start the claims process, and will have the ability to take charge of the situation and arrange emergency support if required (the “Guarantee”). This applies only in respect of new loss or damage not previously reported to us in respect of a valid belairdirect personal auto or home policy (the “Policy”). The support offered by our claims representatives depends on your insurance coverage and when we receive your call. To activate the Guarantee, the policyholder must call and speak to a claims representative. No other form of communication is permitted to activate the Guarantee. The Guarantee is not valid if our operations are impacted by a system failure or catastrophic situation occurring in Canada at the time of your call, such as: earthquake, blackout, hailstorm, forest fire, flood, act of terrorism, war or other major natural disaster, or political unrest. If we are not able to live up to the Guarantee we will write you a cheque in the amount of the annual premium of your home or auto insurance Policy relating to the claim to a maximum of $1,000. Your coverage will not be affected as a direct result of this payment. Terms and conditions of this Guarantee may change without notice.

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Claim for whiplash #medicare #claim #address

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Whiplash Compensation Claim

Whiplash is fast becoming an epidemic in the UK. In 2007 432,000 people claimed for whiplash and it accounts for three quarters of all motor accident claims. These statistics contradict the Governments own statistics that “slight” injuries from road traffic accidents are falling. This is mainly because the Government statistics only take into account accidents which are reported to the police and whiplash often goes unreported. Whiplash occurs when the soft tissue in the spine has been stretched and strained caused by the body being thrown forwards in a sudden, forceful jerk. It most commonly occurs in rear-end shunts where the collision pushes the car forward, shortly followed by your body, the head tilts down towards the steering wheel slightly while the neck extends forward. However, when you brake hard the car stops suddenly causing your head and extended neck to be thrown backwards into the head restraint.

The common symptoms of whiplash are:

  • Neck pain and stiffness
  • Neck swelling
  • Tenderness at the back of the neck
  • Loss of movement in the neck
  • Headaches

While other symptoms can be:

  • Lower back pain
  • Paraesthesia or pins and needles
  • Muscle spasms
  • Dizziness
  • Tiredness
  • Difficulty in swallowing
  • Blurred vision
  • Tinnitus or ringing ears

There is no particular treatment for whiplash, but applying an ice pack wrapped in a tea towel to your neck can help as can painkillers. Initial rest is recommended, but as the pain eases try to move your neck gently increasing the range of neck movement and try to continue with normal activities. Although most symptoms disappear after a few days, some last for a few months and according to research 24% of patients still have symptoms after 1 year. You are more likely to have continued symptoms if your head was rotated or inclined at the time of the collision. In an accident that causes whiplash someone is at fault and the victim could have a very good claim for compensation.

The main cause of whiplash is through drivers tailgating the car in front; in 2007 it contributed to 8,853 crashes. Tailgating reduces the distance between you and the car in front making you reliant on the person in front stopping in time should something occur on the road ahead. It also reduces your own reaction time: if the car ahead brakes suddenly you have less time to respond so are more likely to hit the back of their car which could cause whiplash. In Government proposals when people are learning to drive more emphasis is to be put on safe following distances, recommending a 2 second gap, hence the phrase: “only a fool breaks the 2 second rule.”

Unfortunately in many cases whiplash could have been prevented because the head restraint was not correctly positioned and this is a major factor contributing to whiplash. The Association of British Insurers wants car retailers to demonstrate to potential buyers how to adjust head restraints on new cars as many people don’t know how to adjust them and are also unaware of their significance in helping prevent whiplash. It has also been proposed that leaflets on correctly positioned head restraints should be issued with MOTs. The head restraint should be level with the top of your head and there shouldn’t be a gap between your head and the restraint.

More recently manufacturers have been developing anti-collision technology and protective vehicle seat designs to help reduce the number of cases of whiplash. At the moment manufacturers are using radar, laser and optical sensor systems to create adaptive cruise control which automatically maintains a safe distance between you and the car in front; collision mitigation braking systems which warn the driver visually and audibly of potential collisions and low speed avoidance systems which automatically brake when an object is within 6m of the car and the drivers is not reacting quickly enough. Head restraints have been designed to react and protect your head by moving upwards and forwards during a collision while seats can absorb energy from collisions and allow occupants to make contact with head restraints without straining the neck. According to Thatcham’s research into whiplash ratings in 2008, 36% of cars have good whiplash prevention systems compared to only 16% in 2005.

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Personal Injury Claims #claims #uk

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The term ‘personal injury claim’ is used to describe a broad range of injury and accident types that one might need to claim compensation for. It could refer to any physical injury sustained in the workplace, on the road, in a shop or in any public place.

Personal injury also covers injuries or illnesses resulting from medical negligence in a hospital or industrial diseases such as asbestos related diseases. The injury does not necessarily have to be physical. Psychological injuries are also covered provided that they meet all other criteria.

Who Can Make A Personal Injury Claim?

Anyone who has sustained an injury or contracted an illness or disease as a result of another person’s negligence is entitled to file a personal injury case and claim for compensation.

As a victim of personal injury, you may have varied reasons for wanting to file a personal injury claim. One of the most common reasons is so you can be at least partly compensated for the pain and suffering which has been endured as a result of the personal injury.

When you are injured you may find that you need to take time off from work to recover. Claiming personal injury compensation, for instance a car accident claim. can ensure that you can afford to take the time you need to recover fully, without having to worry about lost income.

Besides medical expenses, loss of income is the single biggest worrying factor for anyone who has suffered any injury. Getting reimbursed for the medical expenses and lost wages can at least help ease this overwhelming financial burden.

Another common reason for filing a personal injury claim could be to obtain a sense of justice, whether for yourself or for a lost loved one. Winning a personal injury claim can sometimes make all the difference to you and your family. It can help everyone find much-needed closure and get on with the rest of your lives.

For others, filing for injury may not be about claiming compensation. They may choose this route in an attempt to make radical changes in existing procedures so that nobody else may have to go through the same painful experience.

You’re Ready To Claim Should You File The Claim Yourself Or Should You Contact A Personal Injury Solicitor?

This may be the biggest area of conflict for you. Should you incur even more expenses and hire a solicitor or should you handle this yourself?

There’s no question about it. If you are a victim of personal injury, you absolutely should hire a reputed, experienced personal injury solicitor .

Personal injuries cases can be complicated and time-consuming. When a case is filed, the person or company it is filed against is almost certainly going to contest it, leading to a long drawn-out battle. What’s more they could throw every little loophole they can find into the case in an effort to throw it. Unless you are fully conversant with all of the nuances of the law, it is almost impossible to win a accident claims case that you file without the help of a solicitor .

Experienced personal injury solicitors are familiar with the legal process. More importantly, they are familiar with precedents that they can use to leverage even the weakest personal injury case. With the help of an experienced solicitor, the process can be easier and quicker and your chances of winning compensation should therefore be much higher too.

If you are worried about solicitors’ fees, you don’t have to be. Most solicitors today have a ‘No Win No Fee ’ clause. This means they will first gather all the information regarding the case and will only take it on if you have a strong case. Once they decide to take on your case, they will not charge you any upfront fees. Only after you have won the case and received the compensation are you liable to pay them the percentage that was agreed upon.

In the event that you do not win the case, you do not have to pay any fees at all. For you, it is a no-risk decision and you have everything to gain.

Time Limit For Filing A Personal Injury Claim In The UK

One of the most important factors governing personal injury claim cases is the time limit. In the United Kingdom the standard limit of time within which a personal injury claim can be filed is 3 years. If legal proceedings are not initiated within 3 years, the case is considered time-barred and you are no longer entitled to claim. Many people who lose their accident claim for compensation do so only because they waited too long.

The 3-year deadline commences either from the date that the accident occurred or from the date when it was confirmed that your injury was directly or indirectly linked to the original accident or exposure – also known as ‘date of knowledge ’.

In fatal cases that are directly or indirectly associated with the accident or exposure, the 3-year limitation begins from the date of death.

Different laws apply if the injury occurred outside the United Kingdom, depending on which country the accident occurred in for which you need to make a personal injury claim for, and other factors.


Dog Bites Insurance Companies: Man – s Best Friend Behind One-Third of All Homeowner Claims

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Dog Bites Insurance Companies: Man s Best Friend Behind One-Third of All Homeowner Claims

Over the last decade, the number of insurance claims related to dog bites has basically remained flat. But the amount of money paid out in claims has soared, and last year dog bites accounted for more than one-third of all dollars paid out in homeowners insurance liability claims.

Data from the Insurance Information Institute (III) released in honor of something called National Dog Bite Prevention Week indicates that over the past decade, the number of dog bite claims has drifted from the low 14,000s to the high 16,000s. In 2012, the total stood at 16,459, down from the 2011 tally of 16,695, and also lower than the 2003 s total of 16,919. The low over the past decade occurred in 2005, when 14,295 dog bite claims were recorded.

While the number of dog bite claims has fluctuated a bit up and down, the value of claims has gone in one direction. upward. In the 2012, dog bite claims accounted for $489.7 million, which is more than one-third of all homeowners liability claims paid in the year, according to the III. Compare that to 2003, when there were a few hundred more dog bite claims, and yet the claim payouts totaled $324.2 million. From 2003 to 2012, the value of dog bite claims increased 51%, a rate that far outpaces inflation. The average dog bite claim payout rose from $19,162 in 2003 to $29,752 last year, an increase of 55%.

Insurers take notice of such data, and yes, owning a dog—especially one that has bitten someone—can affect your policy. In general, the fact that you have a dog doesn t factor into what rate you pay for homeowner s insurance. But as the New York Times noted. once a dog bite takes place at your home, the insurer could raise the premium or even exclude dog-related injuries from coverage.

Some animal cruelty prevention societies report that homeowners have been denied insurance because they own certain high-risk breeds of dogs, including Pit Bulls and Rottweilers. A couple of states outlaw breed profiling, but most states allow insurance companies to deny or cancel coverage if a certain breed of dog is living at the home. Earlier this year, for instance, a Colorado woman s homeowner s policy was canceled after an insurance agent had stopped by the house to check on a plumbing claim and discovered that a Pit Bull was in residence. The dog wasn t involved in the claim at all, and had never bitten anyone, the owner said.

Besides the insurance association, another organization heralding last week s Dog Bite Prevention was the U.S. Postal Service. which highlighted the fact that the most likely groups to be bitten are small children, the elderly, and postal service carriers. The latter obviously represent a much smaller portion of population compared to the other two groups, so mail carriers have a far higher risk than others of being bitten by dogs. The USPS even ranked the worst cities for dog bites on postal carriers: The absolute worst was Los Angeles. where nearly 5,900 carriers were attacked by dogs last year.

Brad Tuttle covers business and personal finance for TIME. He lives in Massachusetts with his wife and four sons, and also teaches journalism at UMass-Amherst.


Medical Insurance Claims Processing – Management System – HealthFusion #work #injury #claim

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Medical Claims Management Software

Our Claims Clearinghouse is the most intuitive, comprehensive electronic medical claims submission tool on the market.

Successful insurance billing with MediTouch

  • Connect to thousands of payers
  • Manage your medical claims in the cloud
  • Upload or Direct Data Entry
  • Online editing and resubmission

Each year hundreds of millions of dollars worth of medical claims are successfully billed via the MediTouch clearinghouse. With thousands of built-in edits your first pass acceptance rate should reach 95% or higher.

Our electronic claims processing system means that claims scrubbing and error reporting is done within minutes and sent back to you for immediate correction of any errors. This speeds your time from submission to payment, significantly improving your cash flow.

In addition, our medical claims management software provides a unique eligibility verification tool that allows you to schedule rechecks of eligibility at any point you specify before the appointment, reducing denials and payment delays. Coupled with the ability to create the patient chart right from the eligibility check, your practice will have the exact same demographic data as the payer thereby reducing clerical errors related to claim submission.

With MediTouch, you also have simple management of your ERAs, with the ability to upload and download ERA files, automate ERA retrieval directly from the payer, easy printing of any ERA in a readable format, and more.

Plus, the seamless electronic claims processing between our medical billing software and integrated medical claims clearinghouse means that your medical claims management is as smooth and error-free as it can be. And all clearinghouse fees are included in your monthly subscription, reducing your billing expenses.


Claiming For Dog Bite Injuries #ttk #claim #form

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Claiming For Dog Bite Injuries

They say that Britain is a nation of dog lovers – it is estimated that there are over nine million dogs currently being kept as pets in this country, and it s these dogs that are responsible for most cases of dog bites. It might not seem possible that a dog may turn aggressive. but ALL animals can be unpredictable. So what happens when dogs turn aggressive, and when they bite?

If you are bitten or attacked by a dog it can leave mental and physical scars. When the bites have healed it s time to pick up the pieces, but many people find it hard to start the process of making a claim for injury after being bitten by a dog.

There is no automatic entitlement to damages for those unfortunate to have suffered this traumatic experience, so it is essential that you speak to experts in this field. If you have suffered injury as a result of a dog attack within the last three years, then make contact with them today – they are there to help you.

What To Do If You re Bitten By A Dog

If you are bitten by a dog then you should report the incident to the police and seek medical help. Take photographs of any injuries caused and keep receipts for any costs that are incurred as a result of an injury. These costs can include (but are not limited to) transport costs to hospitals or medical practitioners, the cost of drugs such as painkillers, damage to clothing and other property such as mobile telephones, loss of earnings if the injury means that you are unable to work for any length of time.

If possible, obtain the name and address of the dog s owner if it isn t your own – it is their duty of care to have their dog under control at all times. Often the dog owner will have pet insurance and the solicitors can help you claim damages through their insurer. It is also helpful if you can obtain the contact details of any witnesses that have seen the attack – your personal injury solicitor will contact them on your behalf.

What A Solicitor Will Do

They will be committed to obtaining the best results for you. They will endeavour to resolve your claim as quickly as possible, and will always do their best to recover damages for you. As well as the damages detailed above, they can also claim if you have suffered psychological injury as a result of the trauma.

Remember you will be speaking to experts in dog attack claims. They will understand how difficult it has been for you to come through the experience of being attacked by a dog and will always be friendly and sympathetic, yet tenacious when it comes to getting the outcome that you deserve. The claim will be handled on a No Win No Fee premise, so there is no need to worry if you feel that you can t afford to take the case on.

The company that you have hired will do all the hard work for you – from contacting the police and witnesses to liaising with your employer to establish the loss of earnings that might have occurred. They will advise you whether or not to issue court proceedings and help you with doing so. The process is most often less stressful than people might think – they will do all they can to make life easier for their client.

Recent figures show that over 200,000 people are the victim of dog attacks every year, unfortunately this figure is on the rise. Most dogs will never attack, most people will never suffer the horror of being bitten by a dog – but if it happens to you, contact the experts promptly because they will be there to fight for justice on your behalf.


Claims Processing Software for Health Plans #quit #claim #deed #alaska

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Advanced Technology to Automate All Aspects of Benefit Administration, Claims Adjudication and Provider Contracting

Is your company making the best use of technology to maximize productivity and reduce costs? RAM Technologies develops innovative software to automate all aspects of health plan administration.

Our advanced claims processing solution HEALTHsuite® Mercato is an enterprise application with fully integrated modules for eligibility / enrollment, benefit administration, provider contracting and reimbursement, utilization management, premium billing, care management, claims processing, overpayment recovery, capitation, subrogation, customer service / contact management, fulfillment, reporting and more.

HEALTHsuite Mercato ‘s intelligent decision engine was designed to make the claims process both paperless and human-less. Would your organization benefit from auto adjudication rates of electronic claims in excess of 90%? This advanced performance creates a unique competitive advantage for healthcare payers by streamlining business processes and reducing total cost of ownership.

You can learn more about RAM Technologies and how our advanced claims processing software provides the best value for your corporate investment through this web site or, to receive more information on the features and functions of the solution suite, click here.