Castle Claims

About Us

Castle Claims

Castle Claims Service provides dependable and efficient service throughout Western Pennsylvania with offices located in Pittsburgh, New Castle, and Erie. We have licensed adjusters for the states of New York and West Virginia. Castle Claims Service continues to assist their clients, insurance companies, and self-insurers, securing quality service for their policyholders and claimants, with fair pricing appraisals, estimates, and prompt contact and follow up.

We are a family-owned business that values being a fair and honest company to its clients and employees. With over 50 years of service, Castle Claims Service continues to adapt to and embrace change over the years. As our business grows, we are always looking for methods to improve our practices, service, and employee expertise by way of advancements in technology and professional development. Our adjusters are required to continue their education and training for an up-to-date understanding of insurance and the perils related to the industry. 

We are listed in BEST's Recommended Insurance Adjusters, the Claim Service Guide, and the Claims Pages Directory. We are members of the National Association of Independent Insurance Adjusters (NAIIA), Pennsylvania Association of Independent Insurance Adjusters (PAIIA), the Pennsylvania Association of Mutual Insurance Companies (PAMIC), Pittsburgh Claims Association (PCA), the Lake Erie Claims Association (LECA), and the Insurance Club of Erie County.

Technology

In recent years, technology has greatly affected the claims process, requiring our industry to become more efficient and accurate. Castle Claims Service has sought out new technology in order to service clients in a faster, more reliable way. We have provided our adjusters with smartphones to help them stay connected at all times to claim information, updates, correspondences, and new assignments. Our company utilizes an online file management system, FileTrac®, to help adjusters handle their workload more efficiently and organize claim files. FileTrac® is also a great tool to help our employees communicate with our clients, send documents and reports, keep up-to-date notes, and house our client contact information. Adjusters use high quality digital recorders and cameras to share recorded statements and photographs. Another aspect of technology that is important to Castle Claims Service is security of clients' data. We take great measures to make sure electronic and physical files are kept secure during and after the handling of a claim. We digitally back up our electronic files through FileTrac®, we comply with data retention standards, and finally, a professional service destroys closed files in a secure way.

Policyholder Contact

We pride ourselves on our ability to provide fast, reliable claims service. To uphold this standard, we follow strict guidelines when contacting a policyholder. Upon receipt of a new assignment, our adjusters or claim assistants contact the insured within 24 hours, notifying them that our company will be assisting in the handling of their claim. When contact is made with the insured, we review the following: our office phone number, adjuster's name, file number, and verify contact information. We discuss mitigation of damage regarding their loss and try to answer any questions they might have. Whether the adjuster makes initial contact or a follow-up call to the policyholder, an appointment for inspection will be secured at that time.

Emergency After-Hours Phone Number - We offer 24/7 Claims Service

Castle Claims Service understands that policyholders and companies are subject to risk of loss at all times. Our stance is to be there when you need us by making a live operator available to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. To meet you claims needs, new assignments can be submitted to our offices via email, phone, fax, or through our website's claim upload tool. (Click here to submit your claim). To better serve our clients, we ask that you contact us at 412-343-3223 for emergency after-hours assistance. Listed below are the emails, phone numbers, and fax numbers for each of our three office locations. Please make note that the faxes and emails are not monitored after hours or on weekends, please use the emergency phone number.

  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  |  Phone: 814-725-5365  |  Fax: 814-725-1898
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  |  Phone: 724-658-8597  |  Fax: 724-658-8455
  • This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  |  Phone: 412-343-3223  |  Fax: 412-343-3222

Castle Claims Service

Although the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania does not require independent adjusters to be licensed, Castle Claims Service believes that there is value in having adjusters continue to stay current with the changes in the industry. Our adjusters attend Continuing Education classes that not only benefit our company, but also assure our customers they are receiving competent and reliable service. Three of our adjusters have earned their Registered Professional Adjuster (RPA) designation by meeting the necessary qualifications and passing the RPA exam. They continue to keep the designation current by attending the required CE courses annually. In addition, we have one adjuster with the Associate in Claims (AIC) designation and one adjuster currently studying to complete his AIC designation.

We offer competitive prices; please contact Mark Blackburn at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for our fee schedule and rates.


Castle Claims Service continues to satisfy customers; insurance companies, and self-insurers wishing to secure quality service for their policyholders, with fair pricing appraisals, estimates, prompt contact, and follow up.

"I was extremely pleased with my claim. This was unfortunately my first one since gaining insurance at age 16 and I am now 37. Between [my agent] at Richard Pitts and Steve at Castle Claims, they made [the] process great during my time of accident. Thank you."
~ From a policyholder

 

"By shadowing Mark Blackburn, I was able to learn the claims adjusting procedures quickly and efficiently. The workflow processes practiced at Castle Claims Service allowed for efficient processing and the ability to handle a large volume of claims at one time."
~ Alex Johnson, former summer intern at Castle Claims. As seen in Castle Chat, Vol. 02

 

"Just wanted to drop you a line to say thank you...I know we did not send you very much business this year... Your continued availability, professionalism, and friendship are valued by both Jane and myself."
~Reamstown Mutual Insurance Co.

What We Do

Castle Claims Service is a multi-line independent adjusting company servicing the insurance industry. Our competent adjusters, with their numerous years of experience in the industry and continuous professional development, afford us an advantage over other adjusting companies. Our adjusters have been trained in Xactimate and Symbility estimating programs. We utilize an online claim and file management system. Upon receiving a claim, we set high standards by contacting the policyholder within 24 hours and scheduling inspections within 48 hours. When requested, we will secure agreed price appraisals with the insured or a contractor. Reporting is done in a timely manner, with monthly updates until conclusion.

Castle Claims Service understands that policyholders and companies are subject to risk of loss at all times. Our stance is to be there when you need us by making a live operator available to take your call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. While providing service to our customers from three locations, we maintain competitive prices and satisfied customers.

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