Fixes for claim gaps

Mildura Rural City Council recovery communication and engagement officer Caitlin Tuohy with Berrill and Watson Lawyers principal solicitor Tom Cobban, Victorian Small Business Commissioner senior dispute management officer Fiona Lawson and Financial Ombudsman Service Australia’s team manager for insurance Peter Fisher at the forum in Merbein.  Picture: Louise Donges

Mildura Rural City Council recovery communication and engagement officer Caitlin Tuohy with Berrill and Watson Lawyers principal solicitor Tom Cobban, Victorian Small Business Commissioner senior dispute management officer Fiona Lawson and Financial Ombudsman Service Australia’s team manager for insurance Peter Fisher at the forum in Merbein. Picture: Louise Donges

HOMEOWNERS, farmers and business owners affected by last November’s damaging storms are being urged to double check their insurance settlements to make sure they are not left out of pocket.

Frustrated residents yesterday attended a Mildura Council ­forum delivering expert advice on how to push forward with their claims and finding additional support.

A range of professionals with expertise in dispute resolution, finance and law addressed a small crowd at the Merbein Community Hub, with lengthy delays in insurance being the most common issue.

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