There are actually three types of claims adjusters, namely;
Company adjusters – these are the adjuster your insurance company provider provides; they work and get paid by the insurance company.
Independent adjusters – These professionals work for independent adjusting firms and are usually hired by insurance companies on a contract basis. They help insurance companies process claims, but again, they also work for the company.
Public adjusters – these are either freelancers or public adjusting firms that policyholders can hire to settle their insurance claims. Note that the terms private adjusters and public adjusters mean the same, and sometimes both are used interchangeably.