The Chartered Institute of Loss Adjusters (CILA) website has a “help for Policyholders” section as follows:
Q. “Why should I appoint a Chartered Loss Adjuster rather than a Loss Assessor?”
A. “Chartered Loss Adjusters are experienced claims professionals qualified through examination. Members of the Institute operate under a Royal Charter and are subject to the Institute’s Code Of Conduct. All Chartered Loss Adjusters are FSA (Central Bank in Ireland) regulated”.
Q. “Do I need a Loss Adjuster for a small claim?”
A. “As a general guide you should consider appointing a Loss Adjuster for claims over €10,000”.
Q. “Will my Insurance Broker help me with my claim?”.
A. “If you are insured through a Broker, they often help with your claim. However Brokers generally do not have the claims expertise of a Chartered Loss Adjuster although they may well offer advice which could include the appointment of a Chartered Loss Adjuster to represent you”.
Currently Alan FitzGerald is the only Chartered Loss Adjuster based in and operating from Cork city.
Alan FitzGerald, FCII, FCILA, FUEDI-ELAE, FIFAA
10B South Bank, Crosses Green, Cork.
T: 021 4311979