Current Vacancies

Senior Catastrophic Injury Claims Handler

Location - Newcastle
Employment Type - Full Time - Permanent
Salary - Up to £65,000
Hours Per Week - 37.5

Somerset Bridge Group are looking for a Senior Catastrophic Injury Claims Handler to manage a caseload of claims of the utmost severity up to £10m.

Due to growth in the team, we are looking for someone who has extensive experience within the motor claims industry who regularly manages claims under their own authority in excess of £2.5m.

Our team is based in Newcastle, Hybrid working is available. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Proactively manage a portfolio of high value/catastrophic injury claims in excess of £2.5m from first notification onwards to achieve an optimum settlement
  • Developing the technical claims skills of the Large Loss Technical Claims team (through coaching, mentoring and training)
  • Ensuring all new and internally reallocated claims are reserved in a timely manner
  • Maintaining and improving Insurers and Reinsurers confidence in the Large Loss Technical Claims team by ensuring these high value cases are handled with a high degree of technical excellence
  • Acting as a technical referral point
  • Carrying out audits of our Legal Suppliers
  • Ensuring reserving accuracy on receipt of new and relevant information

You'll have the following skills & experience:

  • Substantial knowledge and experience of settling catastrophic injury claims
  • Be able to confidently handle claims to include;- Head & brain injuries, Amputations, Serious spinal injuries & complex fractures, Chronic pain syndrome & psychiatric claims, Fatal accidents including dependency, Complex care and loss of earnings calculations
  • Detailed knowledge of the CPR including multi track litigation
  • Ability to negotiate substantial legal costs
  • CRU including the appeals and review process
  • RTA/Article 75/MIB procedures
  • Flexibility to travel across the UK when required to attend Case Conferences, Trials & Joint Settlement Meetings
  • Ability to manage relationships with internal/external suppliers
  • Awareness of Re-insurance practices
  • Experience of sitting on market bodies or working groups (such as the ABI PI Committee, MIB Article 75 working group, MIB Technical Committee etc.) is preferable
  • ACII qualified or significant progress towards this is preferable

Our Benefits:

  • Hybrid working - 2 days working in the office and 3 days from home
  • 25 days annual leave, rising to 27 days over 2 years service and 30 days after 5 years service. Not including bank holidays
  • Flexitime
  • Life Assurance - 4 times your salary
  • 100s of exclusive retail discounts
  • Professional wellbeing and fitness app - Wrkit
  • Car insurance discount
  • Travel insurance discount
  • Pension scheme
  • Enhanced parental leave, including time off for IVF appointments
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Employee referral scheme
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Summer and Christmas party

Working at SBG

At Somerset Bridge Group we aim to build a sustainable and innovative business focused on underwriting, broking and claims handling of UK motor insurance, offering transparent products and an efficient and fair service to our policy holders.

We are very proud to have been awarded a Silver Accreditation from Investors in People! We recognise that all of our people contribute to our success. That's why we are always looking for talented people to join our team - people who share our vision, who are passionate about what they do, and who want to be part of something special. 

Equal Opportunity Employer

Somerset Bridge Group is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We prohibit discrimination or harassment of any kind based on race, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic factors or other characteristics protected by law. SBG makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, skills and business requirements.