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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS


Incident Report

 

1. How do I file a claim against the County?


A claim form, “Claim for Damage or Injury”, is available at County Risk Management or Clerk of the Board of Supervisor's. Claims must be filed with the Clerk of the Board within six-months of the date of occurrence.
 

2. You denied my claim against the county, what is the next step?


If you received a denial of claim, a Notice of Rejection will follow. After you have received the Notice of Rejection of Claim, you have the right to file a court action against the County. If your claim is less than $5,000, you can file an action in Small Claims Court.
If your claim exceeds $5,000, you may wish to file an action in Superior Court.

 

3. What is a Notice of Rejection of Claim?


A Notice of Rejection of claim is automatically issued to every claimant as a matter of law, 45 days after a claim is filed. After the Notice of Rejection is issued, the claimant has the prerogative to file an action against the County if the claim was not handled to the claimant’s satisfaction.
 

4. What is the difference between a denial and a rejection of claim against the County?


A Denial of Claim is given when the adjuster feels there is no validity to a claim or when the County has defense immunities, as provided by the law.
A Notice of Rejection is automatically issued to every claimant as a matter of law, 45 days after a claim is filed.
 

5. What if a dispute arises between a claimant and the claims adjuster?


You may wish to discuss your dispute with Risk Management.
 

6. The County denied my claim, what do you think I should do?


Contact Risk Management at 468-3274.

 

7. How do I get a Certificate of Insurance?


All requests for Certificates of Insurance should be made through Purchasing. Contact Purchasing And Support Services at 468-3240.
 

Forms


Claim for Damages or Injuries  

Automobile Accident or Loss Report  

 


 

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Human Resources Division

44 North San Joaquin Street
Third Floor Suite 330
Stockton, CA 95202
Phone: (209) 468-3370
Fax: (209) 468-0508