Litigation Consultant - Auto, BI in Irving, TX at Sedgwick

Date Posted: 9/3/2020

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Litigation Consultant
IF YOU CARE, THERE'S A PLACE FOR YOU HERE
For a career path that is both challenging and rewarding, join Sedgwick's talented team of 21,000 colleagues around the globe. Sedgwick is a leading provider of technology-enabled risk, benefits and integrated business solutions. Taking care of people is at the heart of everything we do. Millions of people and organizations count on Sedgwick each year to take care of their needs when they face a major life event or something unexpected happens. Whether they have a workplace injury, suffer property or financial loss or damage from a natural or manmade disaster, are involved in an auto or other type of accident, or need time away from work for the birth of a child or another medical situation, we are here to provide compassionate care and expert guidance. Our clients depend on our talented colleagues to take care of their most valuable assets -- their employees, their customers and their property. At Sedgwick, caring counts®. Join our team of creative and caring people of all backgrounds, and help us make a difference in the lives of others.
Ideal candidate to possess six years of claims management experience with one year of litigation experience.
PRIMARY PURPOSE: To address cases involving a legal inquiry or dispute and to develop a strategy to bring a case to satisfactory resolution.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Reviews/acts on reports/forms; responds to inquiries; seeks legal opinion and early resolution; and communicates resolution to appropriate parties.
  • Responds to decisions, agreement, and/or court order; creates action plan; determines need for examination; gains client authorization.
  • Identifies cases for settlements/redemptions.
  • Gathers/documents additional information and coordinates with client designees.
  • Requests legal/private investigation; assigns to and coordinates with local counsel; monitors local counsel performance.
  • Responds to plaintiff's counsel, union, employee, or client requests.
  • Identifies issues; formulates defense strategy.
  • Establishes/adjusts accrued liability.
  • Approves administrative expenses.
  • Identifies subrogation opportunities and manages process.
  • Attends mediations or hearings as needed.
  • Works with partners to affect early return-to-work.
ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS and RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Supports the organization's quality program(s).
QUALIFICATIONS
Education & Licensing
Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university preferred. Legal courses preferred.
Experience
Six (6) years of claims management experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required. Legal experience preferred.
Skills & Knowledge
  • Subject matter expert of appropriate insurance principles and laws for line-of-business handled, recoveries offsets and deductions, claim and disability duration, cost containment principles including medical management practices and Social Security and Medicare application procedures as applicable to line-of-business.
  • Excellent oral and written communication, including presentation skills
  • PC literate, including Microsoft Office products
  • Analytical and interpretive skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent negotiation skills
  • Ability to work in a team environment
  • Ability to meet or exceed Performance Competencies
WORK ENVIRONMENT
When applicable and appropriate, consideration will be given to reasonable accommodations.
Mental: Clear and conceptual thinking ability; excellent judgment, troubleshooting, problem solving, analysis, and discretion; ability to handle work-related stress; ability to handle multiple priorities simultaneously; and ability to meet deadlines
Physical: Computer keyboarding, travel as required
Auditory/Visual: Hearing, vision and talking
NOTE: Credit security clearance, confirmed via a background credit check, is required for this position.
The statements contained in this document are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by a colleague assigned to this description. They are not intended to constitute a comprehensive list of functions, duties, or local variances. Management retains the discretion to add or to change the duties of the position at any time. 
Sedgwick is an Equal Opportunity Employer
and a
Drug-Free Workplace