Insurance Investigator

Conducts investigations into insurance claims to ensure their validity. Registration or licensing is required.
Training time 12 months - 1 year
Average pay $77,431
Employment prospects Poor
Employment size 100

What does an Insurance Investigator do?

  • examining scenes of incidents resulting in insurance claims to determine causes and effects
  • interviewing witnesses and claimants to obtain details required to assess the validity of claims and identify the parties responsible for accidents, damage and loss, and preparing statements and reports
  • inspecting damaged buildings, equipment and motor vehicles and estimating the cost of repairs
  • estimating business losses resulting from fire, theft and other business disruptions
  • reporting the extent of damage and estimated costs to the insurer
  • inspecting property, buildings and operations of commercial and industrial establishments to assess physical conditions and work practices
  • evaluating the adequacy of security, fire and related systems
  • preparing reports and recommending action to reduce risks

Related courses

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Diploma of Personal Injury and Disability Insurance Management