Prompt claims’ reporting is critical to the process of bringing claims to a successful resolution.
Members aware of any actual or potential claim must report it immediately. If a member receives a formal notice or statement of claim, the notice must be reported in writing to the insurer within 30 days. Please refrain from making any written or oral statements to the claimant, unless the insurer or adjuster advises to do so. Please do not offer to compensate a client as such action could interfere legally with the management of a claim.
Should a member seek independent legal services for a potential claim, any fees associated with such services may not be recuperated under the policy limits unless notice has been provided to the insurer before such legal representation commences.
In the event of a potential claim or if a member is formally served with a statement of claim, members should follow the guidelines below:
Please report any claim or occurrence likely to give rise to a claim to Insurers via:
Crawford & Company (Canada) Inc.
By Phone: 1-877-805-9168 (24/7 call center)
By Email: BMSclaims@crawco.ca