555 River Street
Chattanooga, Tennessee 37405
Phone: (423) 265-0541
Fax: (423) 265-0545
Collins & Company, Inc. provides a full line of Independent Adjusting Services, Third Party Administration Services, General Property Adjusting, Casualty and Liability Claims Services, Twenty Four Hour Emergency Response to Tractor Trailer Truck Accident & Cargo Scenes, Product Liability Investigative Services, Premises Liability Claims, Auto and Heavy Equipment Appraisal Services, Investigative Services, Risk Management and Workers Compensation Claims Administration, Catastrophe Claims Services, and Subrogation Services. This brief listing provides some insight into our basic services. We are always happy to tailor specific services to meet the needs of our clients.
Risk Management and Workers Compensation Administration:
Currently, Chris Cain is Acting Director of the Risk Management and Workers Compensation Division of Collins and Company, Inc., which provides a full range of services for self insured entities. In our unique position of having specialists in both claims and loss handling as well as safety, we are able to provide services often required of multiple vendors. In addition to full and complete management we are also available on a consultation basis to examine programs to improve efficiency and control costs. Our services are tailored to each client individually to provide exactly what each requires.
Our Claims Compensation Management programs can include total management or a more limited approach depending upon the specific needs and loss runs to meet any client’s specific needs. We are also fully insured to protect the interests of our clients.
Property Adjusting - Commercial and Residential, Our adjusters have handled losses ranging from no claim to over $20,000,000 in property damages. Our property adjusters are trained in preparing their own appraisal of damages to ensure accuracy. We have successfully handled matters in property litigation involving arson and fraud. We consider no loss to large, small or complex.
Casualty and Liability - Our adjusters strive to quickly determine liability and reach settlements. This results in fewer open files for our clients. Cases settled quickly are generally on a more economical basis. We are experienced in the investigation of complex losses to determine liability.
24-Hour Response to Accident Scenes - Each office phone is answered 24 hours a day to allow us to immediatley reach the scene of an accident. Our clients are placed in contact with an adjuster while they are on the phone to avoid waiting for a call back. From the early stages of our growth, after hours service and response have played a great part in our business.
Product Liability Investigations - We have been privileged over the years to represent over 20 major vehicle manufacturers in the investigation of product liability cases. We have worked many cases involving industrial equipment products. Many of these cases have been prepared in conjunction with defense counsel.
Premises Liability Claims - In todays litigation conscious society, premises liability claims are becoming more prevalent. Our adjusters pride themselves in knowing the prevailing laws and exposures necessary to properly investigate and evaluate these claims.
Workers Compensation - Losses are rapidly increasing in number and complexity. Our workers' compensation adjusters are trained to handle claims with the rapidly changing rules and rates. We are able to handle simple investigation assignments or full assignments. We are equipped to make EDI filings in the growing number of states requiring them. We are very pleased to have been selected as the statewide representatives for many companies on the workers' compensation matters.
A Detailed List of Services - Homeowners, Burglary & Theft, Workers' Compensation, Premises Liability, Surety Bond, Errors & Omissions, Business Interruption, General Liability, Fire & Allied Lines, Boat & Yacht, Commercial Property, Automobile Liability, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability, Fidelity Bond, Inland Marine, Cargo, Long Haul Truck, Garage Keepers, Trial Preparation, Catastrophe Services, Third Party Administration for Self Insured Companies.