Bank holidays 'see insurance claims jump'
Published Date: 24/05/2012 16:03:25
An increase in insurance claims could be on the cards for when the UK celebrates the Queen's Diamond Jubilee with a bank holiday.
New research from Aviva has shown four-day breaks of this type historically lead to more mishaps in the home.
The study looked at the examples of the Royal Wedding last year and the Queen's Golden Jubilee ten years ago and revealed an escalation in fire and accidental claims numbers, with families hosting barbecues and throwing parties to mark the occasion.
Ian Coull, household claims manager at Aviva, noted there always tends to be an increase in accidents when the nation comes together to celebrate as one.
Mr Coull gave the example of sporting events such as Wimbledon or successes seen by the English football and cricket teams.
He stated: "Bank holidays also often lead to increased accidental damage claims mainly because families are at home more, probably enjoying time with lots of family and friends."
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