Insurance Investigators and Loss Adjusters

Insurance Investigators and Loss Adjusters

Insurance Investigators and Loss Adjusters conduct investigations into insurance claims to ensure their validity, inspect and assess the damage and loss to insured properties and businesses, estimate insurance costs, and inspect insured properties to evaluate conditions affecting underwriting standards.

Insurance Investigators and Loss Adjusters

Job Demand: Medium

Average weekly wage: $1,227

Where you could work:

  • Insurance Companies: RACQ, Suncorp, AAMI                    

Insurance Investigators and Loss Adjusters do the following tasks:

  • examining scenes of incidents resulting in insurance claims to determine causes and effects
  • interviewing witnesses and claimants to obtain details required to assess the validity of claims and identify the parties responsible for accidents, damage and loss, and preparing statements and reports
  • inspecting damaged buildings, equipment and motor vehicles and estimating the cost of repairs
  • estimating business losses resulting from fire, theft and other business disruptions
  • reporting the extent of damage and estimated costs to the insurer
  • inspecting property, buildings and operations of commercial and industrial establishments to assess physical conditions and work practices
  • evaluating the adequacy of security, fire and related systems
  • preparing reports and recommending action to reduce risks
  • compiling data which influence the determination of premium rates