19 December 2017

Have you ever been hit by a flying Christmas tree while driving?

This is just one of the many bizarre insurance claims heard by Britain’s insurance providers.  Here’s our pick of the best:

  1. A proud grandfather in Essex claimed for a new laptop after he held up his new baby grandson to show him off to friends on Skype and the baby proceeded to vomit all over the new computer.
  2. A pigeon fell down a chimney and flew into a house, damaging the carpet, ornaments and sofa to the tune of more than £8,000.
  3. After seeing a dog on the TV, a dog in Galashiels tried to jump into the screen after it, leading to the owner putting in a claim for a brand new TV.
  4. A seven-month-old puppy in Cardiff stole a one litre bottle of oil from the kitchen, dragged it to the living room and chewed it on the sofa, causing £953 worth of damage.
  5. Whilst on holiday in Malaysia a couple had their clothes stolen and scattered around the jungle by a thieving band of monkeys. The insurance company agreed to cover their losses.
  6. A farmer filed a claim for his iPhone when he lost it in the rear end of a cow when he was helping with calving in the middle of the night.
  7. A British tourist in Athens ended up running into a bus shelter after supposedly being distracted by a group of females. In spite of his embarrassing mistake the insurance company still cover the hospital bill.
  8. A jeweller in London tried to file a claim when a customer brought him a £200 watch to fix. He accidentally ended up returning him a £10,000 watch, but the insurance company decided he was on his own.
  9. When the bride’s dress caught on fire the future husband grabbed her and through her into the Caribbean water. Although the wedding didn’t really go as planned at least the insurance company was willing to dish out for the dress.
  10. A man driving home from Christmas shopping was behind a car with a Christmas tree attached to the roof when all of a sudden the tree slid off and came crashing through his windshield. The other driver sped off and the police ended up telling him he might as well keep the tree. A free tree and a brand new windshield… not a bad Christmas.


MacKay Corporate wish all their clients and contacts a very merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year

Please note our offices will be closed on 25th and 26th December, and also 1st and 2nd January.

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