When an individual is injured working on company premises, the employee can file a worker's compensation claim. With all the paperwork, it's an added headache to an already major medical issue for the worker. As a workers' compensation claims adjuster, you step in to collect and organize all of the relevant documents related to the employee and incident to determine and process the claim.
You will collect compensation claim information and examine the filed claims. This requires you to collaborate with other team members to determine the parameters under which the claim will operate. Once the the claim is determined, you will process indemnity payments to the employee.
A workers' compensation claims adjuster needs strong interpersonal communication and analytical skills. You are good at mathematics and pay close attention to detail.
Employers usually require a bachelor's degree in business, finance, insurance, or a related field to apply as a workers' compensation claims adjuster, and they look favorably on prior work experience in related fields. Certain states require you to acquire a license, like a state insurance adjuster's license, before working in the position.
The average hourly salary for this position is approximately $25, which amounts to more than $53,000 annually.