Yes, this requirement is mandatory by state law to start the claim process.
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You will receive a letter acknowledging receipt of your claim. The claim is assigned to the appropriate handler who will investigate the circumstances to determine if the county will accept or deny the claim.
Typically, two repair estimates should be submitted. If you have already paid for repairs, please submit the bill and paid receipt.
If it pertains to a third party claim (a claim against the county), direct your questions to risk management claims adjuster, at 425-388-3956. If your question pertains to a worker’s compensation claim, contact Lisa Scalf at 425-388-3475.
It varies depending upon the amount of investigation required. You may request a status from the risk management claims adjuster at 425-388-3956 at any time.
Although we can not provide legal advice, if you do not agree with the denial, you can contact the person who denied the claim to express your concerns, or you can contact County Risk Manager Sheila Barker directly at 425-388-3726. You also have the right to consult an attorney of your choosing and at your own expense.