ICC Public School Third Party Administrators
ICC Third Party Administrators processes liability claims for public schools nationwide for: Sexual Harassment, Sexual Assault, Bullying, General Liability, Workers' Compensation, Wrongful Death, Slander, Premise Liability, Breach of Duty to Protect, and Claims from Wrongful Exposure of Students.
How does ICC handle liability claims
In one case a claim was presented against a elementary school who allegedly failed to monitor the railroad tracks crossing directly across from the school where student's crossed. The school, aware the crossing, had no protective guard rails to prevent students from crossing when trains were present. As a result, a first grade student was hit by the train and lost both legs. The prior year, a car was struck at the same crossing as there were no safety rails. ICC explored the following in determining liability :
(1) The duty to protect the student as part of a teacher's responsibilities. Teachers and administrators have a responsibility to anticipate potential danger and to take precautions to protect their students from those dangers. In this case, the school knew about the lack of safety guard rails at the railroad crossing and reported it to the railroad authority.
(2) The failure to exercise a reasonable standard of care. If a school administrator fails to take reasonable steps to protect a student from a known potential injury, a school can be found negligent. Failure to exercise a reasonable standard of care is a second element that must be proved in a negligent claim. t could be substantiated?
(3) The proximate cause is the third element that must be proved in a school negligent claim in connection of breach of duty and the student's injury. In other words, could the school administrator prevent the child from crossing the tracks if the school had placed a school official to monitor the crossing until the railroad authority could properly install a safety guard? In determining yes, ICC negotiated a settlement at 10% negligence on the part of the elementary school for not placing a monitor at the crossing, and 90% on the part of the railroad company for not having safety guard rails at that crossing knowing they were aware of an accident that prior year and that school children crossed those tracks. All parties agreed and the claim was settled 100% without litigation.
ICC Process claims In the Following States: Alabama AL Alaska AK Arizona AZ Arkansas AR California CA Colorado CO Connecticut CT Delaware DE Florida FL Georgia GA Hawaii HI Idaho ID Illinois IL Indiana IN Iowa IA Kansas KS Kentucky KY Louisiana LA Maine ME Maryland MD Massachusetts MA Michigan MI Minnesota MN Mississippi MS Missouri MO Montana MT Nebraska NE Nevada NV New Hampshire NH New Jersey NJ New Mexico NM New York NY North Carolina NC North Dakota ND Ohio OH Oklahoma OK Oregon OR Pennsylvania PA Rhode Island RI South Carolina SC South Dakota SD Tennessee TN Texas TX Utah UT Vermont VT Virginia VA Washington WA West Virginia WV Wisconsin WI Wyoming WY
When your school has a liability claim presented, call ICC as your Third Party Administrator at 1 (316) 683-0170 or fill out the contact us below and a staff representative will contact you . .