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With deep roots in the environmental industry, we’ve created the Berkley Environmental blog, covering everything from informative articles covering industry nuances to our team’s environmental efforts.

The Psychology of Anchoring

The anchoring effect is defined as: a cognitive bias that describes the common human tendency to rely too heavily on the first piece of information given.


It’s a proven psychological technique that’s gaining serious popularity within present day trials, and is widely known to be enhanced by repetition. And aside from being able to persuade a jury, psychologists have determined that this technique also works on judges and people in positions of power.


El Asegurador Magazine Feature – Joaquín Neira

Our own Joaquín Neira, Vice President for Latin America, was asked by El Asegurador Magazine, one of Mexico’s top insurance publications, to shed some light on the growth of Environmental Liability insurance.


Topics he was asked about range from the industry’s performance in Latin America to the evolution of client expectations when dealing with an unexpected event.


An Employer’s Role in Accident Management

Just as you care immensely for those who belong to your organization, we hold that same regard for every member of the Berkley family – including you and yours. After an accident, it’s our objective as your Carrier to work with you to reach the safest, most effective course of action. We don’t just believe in two-way relationships, we practice them daily. And we aim to provide our customers with the confidence and protocol knowledge to handle whatever comes their way, starting with the top of command – the Employers.


Everything You Need to Know – Workers Compensation

We know. You’re probably thinking “Ah, jeez… not this again.” And we get it. At first glance, Workers Compensation may be seen as an intimidating and complex process to understand. But, hear us out… whether this is your grassroots experience learning about Workers Compensation or you’re a seasoned Insurer looking for a quick refresh, our goal is simply to break down its key elements, and supply you with the knowledge needed to deal with such proceedings confidently.


What to Know When it Comes to Reporting

Are you aware that the cost of Employee Accident Claims grows exponentially as time goes on? Unfortunately, yes, this is true, and backed by loads of evidence to prove it. Let’s dive into some key reporting requirements, as well as some tips as to how you can avoid costly fines in the long run.


How to Remain on Track When Accident Reporting (New York + New Jersey)

The safety and well-being of your employees is always your number one priority. But even with all the safety measures you have in place, an accident could still occur. The following can help make sure you stay on track when reporting any injury that might have been sustained as a result of an accident, as well as filing your Workers Compensation Claim. Please keep in mind: the information below applies to New York and New Jersey specifically.


New York Timeline


How to Remain on Track When Accident Reporting (California)

A little bit of legal background – California Workers Compensation differs from others in that it has more informal, relaxed pleadings and rules of evidence. There’s also no early resolution of cases, mechanisms for motions, summary judgement or dismissals unless all parties stipulate. So, the average length of a litigated claim is 18 months, and the Insurance Carrier is given 90 days to accept or deny the claim. And, failure to report a claim on time can lead to it being presumed compensable without the ability to deny.


Webinar: The Rising Tide of Sky-High Verdicts

Berkley Environmental Head of Sales and Distribution Katherine Strong is joined by Jerry Popovich of the defense law firm, Selman Breitman LLP. 


Popovich is the Managing Partner of the firm’s Orange County location and has gained expertise through his extensive history of trial experience (over 70 trials). He specializes in general liability, toxic torts, environmental liability, and product liability, along with several other fields.


Webinar: Workers Compensation – The Big Picture

Berkley Environmental Executive Vice President Chris DeLauder is joined by seasoned lawyers Ted Eder and James French, who represent the law firm of Segal McCambridge Singer & Mahoney, as they cover the basics of Workers Compensation insurance for our customers with employees in the New York and New Jersey areas. You’ll get an up-close, simplified look at how these claims are handled in your home state.