Posted on Jun 23, 2010 by Sergio Ulloa
Apparently, part of the costs of insuring the World Cup
include paying out property insurance claims for broken windows, which Aviva says have risen substantially above average during sports championships in the past.
During the time the 2006 World Cup in Germany was going on, Aviva noted a 25% increase over the usual summer traffic of claims involving broken glass, mostly to do with footballs being kicked astray. The company also noted an increase in broken glass claims of 30% in 2009, due to impromptu cricket games in the garden inspired by the Ashes series.
Aviva says that claims for broken glass average out to approximately GBP 600 (US$ 820) each; house windows, greenhouses, sheds and conservatories were the most common accidentally damaged objects while children were the usual suspects.
Rob Townend, the Director of Property Claims at Aviva says that "It's great that famous sporting events inspire youngsters - and possibly some over enthusiastic parents - to get out in the garden and knock a few balls around, but it might be as well to direct those games of footie, tennis or cricket away from your home and towards the end of the garden or perhaps a local park"
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