Don’t pay the penalty for a smash­ing World Cup

Daily Mail - - Money Mail - j.coney@dai­ly­

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.

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