Phone: (619) 937-0176
Katie Lane, LWP Claims Solutions
“I wanted to shoot you a message about Jim. He is my contact on one of my most challenging cases and he has been wonderful to work with. He is a claims advocate that works with me and not against me. That is uncommon these days and is very refreshing. His knowledge of HR, employment law and workers' compensation is by far superior to any other claims advocate I am presently working with or have ever worked with in the past.”
Julie Romero, AMC
"What I loved about my experience is Jim didn’t just tell me what needed to be done and then hang up, he instead stayed on the phone with me while we found a medical center for the employee. He let me know what forms I needed to fill out, helped me find them and instructed me on who they would need to go to. He took me through the process step by step, even instructed me on the importance of the employers interview, telling me what questions to ask and how detailed they needed to be. I truly felt like I had a partner! He also took the time to tell me what will need to be done in the next few steps and assured me that if I had any questions, he was there for me. I loved the customer service."
Jill Jimenez, Minegar Contracting, Inc.
"Jim Malone is helping me navigate a worker's comp claim. He is very knowledgeable his explanation of the process in layman's terms made it seem less daunting. I was so appreciative!"
Jim Malone, SIP, BA
Workers' Compensation Claims Advocate
Jim began his workers’ compensation career as an injured worker in the late 1980s. He was unable to return to his construction career after his work injury and, through vocational rehabilitation, was hired by a workers’ compensation insurance company and trained to be a workers compensation claims adjuster.
Jim then became certified with the California Office of Self-Insurance Plans through the Department of Industrial Relations and became the workers’ compensation claims administrator for the San Diego Transit. Jim subsequently started Workers Compensation Consulting, providing services and guidance to employers, physicians, attorneys and injured workers.
Workers' Compensation Claims Advocate, October 2017 - Present
Rancho Mesa Insurance Services, Inc.
Owner/Consultant, September 1998 - Present
Workers Compensation Consulting
Workers' Compensation Administrator, September 1993 - September 1998
San Diego Transit Corporation
Senior Claims Examiner, May 1990 - September 1993
California Compensation Insurance Company
Claims Examiner, February 1988 - May 1990
Zenith Insurance Company
Bachelor of Science in Phychology, 1996
San Diego State University, San Diego, CA
- California Office of Self-Insurance Plans (SIP)
- Risk Insurance Management Society (RIMS)
Jim has a love of all sports, in particular football. His grandfather, Albert, was a crewmember for the construction of Spartan Stadium in Portsmouth, Ohio. This was the home of one of the oldest professional football teams, the Portsmouth Spartans, now known as the Detroit Lions. Jim was All-State in high school football for the Portsmouth Trojans, who also called Spartan Stadium their home. Jim continued playing football in college for the Wilmington (Ohio) Quakers.
After attending college, Jim moved to San Diego and soon married his wife of 31 years, Francis. Jim coached many youth, middle school, high school and travel sports teams for their 5 children. Jim and Francis recently became grandparents of identical twin granddaughters.
His other interests include family game nights, barbeques / parties, golfing, and fishing.
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