World Cup insurance advice from Aviva

Home insurance claims for broken glass claims are expected to rise during the World Cup, according to Aviva .

With England’s opening game of the tournament against the US on June 12th, the firm says that contents and buildings insurance claims on broken glass increased by 25 per cent during the last tournament in Germany in 2006.

Aviva have commented that wannabe Wayne Rooneys and Steven Gerrards trying to emulate their heroes in their back garden or in the local park are to blame, as wayward footballs smash against greenhouses and windows . The average total on these annual insurance claims was £600 each, with conservatories and sheds also identified as the unintended victims of energetic children.

Rob Townend, director of property claims at the firm, said: “If flying balls do end up in an unfortunate smash you are covered with Aviva’s home insurance.” However, it’s not just budding footballers who are solely to blame for accidental breakages, as broken glass claims increased by 30 per cent during last summer’s Ashes cricket series.

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