Information about making claims for injury, damage and property damage. Also information on how to report an accident and reporting a fraudulent claim.
The council has Public and Employers' Liability insurer cover as detailed below:
Policy Number QLA-03U004-0013-92 Public Liability
Policy Number QLA-03U004-0013-93 Employers Liability
The Council will not always be liable to compensate. Often events occur which are not due to any negligence. There is no automatic right to compensation and the majority of claims are not paid.
Negligence has to be established against the council for any claim to succeed and it is suggested claimants seek legal advice.
All claims must be put in writing giving as much detail as possible and signed by the claimant or their nominated representative. Please include the following details:
Please send your claim details to:
East Riding of Yorkshire CouncilInsurance GroupCorporate ResourcesCounty HallBeverleyEast Riding of YorkshireHU17 9BD
Once a claim has been made, in writing, it will be passed to the Councils insurers who will handle the matter directly with you or your nominated representative.
If you have been injured on the public highway you should notify the highways of any defect.
All claims must be put in writing giving as much detail as possible and signed by the claimant or their nominated representative. The detail should include:
This should be sent to:
If this damage relates to council tenants contents you should also notify your relevant Building Maintenance Unit in Goole, Beverley or Bridlington.
If you have been involved in a motor accident with one of the council’s vehicles please contact the council’s insurance team as soon as possible, providing details of both vehicles involved, when and where the incident occurred and what damage and or injuries resulted from the accident.
You can notify us in one of three ways
Telephone: (01482) 394194 or (01482) 394195
In order to protect public funds, the council will take all relevant action to detect and prevent fraud.
Information provided to the council by claimants, excluding bank details, maybe passed to others for the purpose of detection and prevention of fraud. This includes, but is not limited to, the Claims and Underwriting Exchange (CUE) run by the Insurance Database Services Ltd (IDSL) and the Motor Insurers Anti Fraud Register run by the Association of British Insurers. In dealing with a claim, searches may be made of these and other registers.
The Council and its claims handlers will make use of the information given in respect of any claim as part of our ongoing efforts in the detection and prevention of fraud. For the same purpose details of any claim may be released to other organisations, which also have a duty to protect public funds.
If you wish to report a suspected fraudulent claim you can do so in confidence direct to the Insurance Group by:
Telephone: (01482) 394194 or (01482) 3941945
All reports are treated as confidential.