Home insurance claims may rise following Olympics

The number of home insurance claims made by UK families could be set to rise as a direct consequence of the London Olympic Games .

This is because new research from esure home insurance has revealed more than one-quarter of Brits have caused at least £200 worth of accidental damage to their dwelling.

According to the findings, 62 per cent of survey respondents said they work-out in their home, with 24 per cent of these admitting their exertions have led to mishaps.

In addition, 19 per cent revealed have broken a bone or pulled a muscle while keeping active indoors.

While 25 per cent of those polled have slipped or tripped on rugs or flooring, 22 per cent have fallen into furniture and 20 per cent have tripped on pets or children while working up a sweat.

Nikki Sellers, head of home underwriting at esure – which was launched by Direct Line founder Peter Wood in 2000 – noted: “Although it’s great to see the nation becoming more active, it is also important that people who choose to exercise indoors ensure they clear adequate space in their homes.”

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