To report a claim, forward appropriate documentation to Willis, the OCIP administrator, via fax to (718) 472-8770 or via email to SCA Claims and Notice of Accident (24 hours/day). Please retain a copy for your files and submit one copy to Willis and another copy to the School Construction Authority's Project Officer and/or Construction Manager.
IN CASE OF SERIOUS INJURY, PLEASE CONTACT WILLIS IMMEDIATELY AT 718-472-8778.
It is essential that all claims be thoroughly investigated by the Contractor, Safety Inspector and the insurance company. All available facts. evidence and information, including the names of witnesses, must be secured while such information is available. To ensure this is accomplished, complete an SCA Incident Report.
If a contractor makes repairs or hires other contractors to make repairs when damage is caused to a third party, this does not in itself mean that the insurance company will reimburse the contractor for the cost of repairs. The policy provisions clearly state the contractor is not allowed to make voluntary repairs or payments until the insurance company has had sufficient time to evaluate the loss. By making repairs or making voluntary payments, the insurance company may find it difficult to evaluate the loss and may deny the claim.
Failure to promptly report an incident or a claim may be construed as LATE NOTICE and coverage for such claim may be denied.
Post-Accident Claim Mitigation
- Contractors are responsible for securing any and all equipment for post-accident investigations.
- Contractors will comply and aid all post-accident investigations
- Contractors will notify ACE/ESIS and Willis if they decide to pay a claimant's full or partial wages while disabled due to a worker's compensation claim
- Contractors will respond to all claim related inquiries from ESIS in a timely manner