Don’t pay the penalty for a smashing World Cup
INSURERS are anticipating a sudden increase in claims for broken glass from sport-crazy homeowners.
During the last World Cup in 2006, Britain’s biggest insurer Aviva saw a 25 pc increase in claims for smashed windows. And with the next tournament kicking off on Friday, they predict enthusiastic footballers could cause another wave of claims.
Most came when rogue footballs shattered greenhouses, conservatories, sheds and house windows. And almost always the finger of blame was pointed at children. The average cost of these claims was a staggering £600.
Most home insurance policies cover smashed glass, as it comes under accidental damage.