Damage to machines - FAQ

“Frequently Asked Questions” (FAQ) often arise in the event of a claim before or during the initial contact. Some answers to questions that arise in relation to expert opinions, court opinions as well as party opinions in expert opinions in the field of “machinery, mechanical engineering, equipment” are listed.

FAQ "Frequently Asked Questions" in the event of damage to machinery

The first step in the event of a claim, after contacting us, is usually the on-site appointment. You can find more information here.

Activities are carried out according to hourly rate, which applies to all work related to the expert opinion in the same amount and time spent.

Nevertheless, based on experience, it is of course also possible to make assessments before starting work. Upper limits can also be agreed for valuations.

The exact details are contractually agreed with industrial companies prior to commissioning.

The answer is quite clear: Yes! The reasons are for example:

The expert procedure enables the (injured) policyholder to accompany the process with an expert of her confidence.

In the case of “public appointment and swearing-in”, an appointing body in Germany (Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Chamber of Engineers, Chamber of Crafts ….) confirms to an expert that he or she is particularly qualified in a specific field.

Personnel certification according to EN ISO/IEC 17024:2012 regulates the proof of training standards internationally. Evidence of personal certification to EN ISO/IEC 17024:2012 from a recognized and accredited body is recognized worldwide and is considered evidence of special expertise. It is likely that personal certification will also become established in Germany in the medium to long term.

Based on the (correct) insured value, the sum insured is agreed between the insurer and the policyholder. This influences the premium payments in the event of excess cover as well as the settlement in the event of a possible claim in the event of insufficient cover. You can also find more information here.

In the event of a claim, it is important to maintain an overview

Therefore, in the event of damage to “machinery, mechanical engineering, plant, operating equipment”, it is important to have a reliable and, above all, experienced partner at your side who is very familiar with all sides (industry, insurance, courts) in the event of damage.

Experience with over 2000 companies

Due to the many claims in recent years, comprehensive know-how is available in the processing of claims, processes and the associated special pressure and cost situations.