I deal with a large number of property claims daily. When I receive a call from a home or business owner who has been affected by a large fire or similar loss, I may be speaking with someone who is confused, upset, uncertain and possibly at their lowest ebb. Following a large loss, the home or business owner is typically extremely vulnerable, and certainly not in the best frame of mind to be making impartial important strategic decisions, regarding the direction of their claim. Typically the homeowner may have spent years investing time, money and effort, into making their house… Continue reading
As part of my commitment to continuous professional development, I travelled to Market Harborough in the UK to participate in the BDMA, “Key Elements of Damage Management for Insurers and Loss Adjusters” formal structured training course. The course focused on Fire Damage and Water Damage/Flooding. Continue reading
We had a house fire in Waterford last July and was given Trevor’s name by a friend that day with the advice to contact him.
This was without a doubt the best advice ever given to me, the extent of damage and the claims process was beyond anything I could have imagined or coped with. From the beginning Trevor was first class in his service, he came down to site the next day taking photos and fully catalogued the extent of damage. He arranged meetings with the insurances loss adjuster, engineers, forensics and completely put my mind at ease throughout… Continue reading
An unprecedented heavy snowfall between late February and early March 2018 and subsequent storm Emma led to a large number of buildings being damaged by strong winds and heavy snow load.
One such building was our client’s large industrial warehouse. The building suffered catastrophic collapse following the heavy snow; the collapse left the building in a very dangerous condition with a high risk of injury to the general public. This case study shows the complexity of business claims and how important it is to get the help of an experienced loss assessor. Continue reading
Fire always happens unexpectedly and it usually has a devastating effect on people’s lives. It is therefore very important to know who to call if disaster strikes.
This was precisely the case in this North Dublin award-winning gastropub. The Harbour Bar in Rush is a very popular and well-known pub by the sea that also serves fantastic food. It’s busy lounge, bar and restaurant is a family run business that provides employment to 20 staff.
The fire broke at 4:30 am on a Tuesday morning and quickly spread through the lounge and bar area causing extensive damage to this family-owned… Continue reading