MRO Magazine

Cunningham Lindsey Responds to Storms in Australia


May 4, 2015
By Business Wire News

HOUSTON

Cunningham Lindsey, a leading global loss adjusting and claim management company, is mobilizing loss adjusters from across its global network to help teams in Australia respond to the thousands of claims generated by last week’s storms.

Cunningham Lindsey has deployed experienced loss adjusting teams and experts from New Zealand, the UK and the US who have recently dealt with large events in their own countries and are highly experienced in the complexities of severe storm losses. Approximately 20 experts will work side by side local Australian experts.

Damon Bennett, CEO Australia, said, “The priority right now is to mitigate and adjust these losses as quickly as possible, so that claims can be paid and life can get back to normal for the hundreds of thousands of people affected by these terrible storms. Capacity is often an issue after a major event, but we are fortunate in that we can mobilize our resources from across the globe to help protect our Clients’ brands. The New Zealand and UK teams have all dealt with their own major events in the last few years, and with the benefit of commonality of process and systems, these teams have recent experience they can bring to bear to deal with the complexities of a wide ranging, major event such as this.”

Cunningham Lindsey US is also assisting with the catastrophe response efforts. “Cunningham Lindsey is strategically prepared for the unique challenges of a catastrophe of this magnitude,” says David Repinski, President and Chief Client Officer of Cunningham Lindsey US. “We are committed to supporting our New Zealand and UK Operations with additional teams of claims representatives and specialized experts where needed. Our extensive resources and organized field operations enable us to effectively manage catastrophe claims and minimize business interruption to our clients.”

Adjusting is not the only service required following a major event. Cunningham Lindsey’s Catastrophe Response Team includes services provided by:

Oriel Property Services provide fixed rate room restoration, flood mitigation and general restoration services.

Sergon, our building consultants, has a thorough understanding of the issues and costs escalation elements that affect claims. Sergon prepares Causation reports, Scope of Works and Quantity Surveying Valuations combined with Project Management expertise to assist in major property claims.

Forensic Advisory Services provide forensic accountants to deal with business interruption, stock and financial claims, and a significant factor with the ongoing power disruptions in this event.

EFI Global provides failure analysis, and engineering and environmental damage assessments and project management in response to catastrophes. For more information, visit www.efiglobal.com.

All of Cunningham Lindsey’s subsidiaries have significant experience in catastrophe and major loss quantification.

About Cunningham Lindsey

Cunningham Lindsey is a leading provider of claims management services to the insurance market. The group’s expertise is deployed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year across a wide range of disciplines, from risk management to the handling of subsidence claim portfolios, as well as technical loss adjusting. Cunningham Lindsey serves clients in the insurance industry through a network of offices in over 60 countries, comprising more than 600 offices, with over 7,000 employees. Further information can be sourced from www.cunninghamlindsey.com.

Cunningham Lindsey
Heather Suttle, 281-312-3157, 281-734-8609
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www.cunninghamlindsey.com
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