Did you get through July 1st?

Apparently July 1st is a very bad day. According to one insurer, there are more claims for accidental damage on this day than any other in the year. As a result, it’s been renamed Clumsy Day.

Analysis by Direct Line has shown that there is a 60 per cent increase in accidental damage claims on July 1st compared to the yearly average. And I have a theory why: until this year, it was towards the end of the two weeks of Wimbledon (this year Wimbledon is a week later) and so lots of people have spent days trying to be Andy Murray and bashing a tennis ball around.

But the research has also thrown up some interesting traits among us Brits: it seems we’re a nation which likes to be ‘economical with the truth’. More than half of us (56 per cent) don’t admit responsibility if we break something around the house and half of these try to hide it by repairing the item. Nearly as many would buy a replacement without telling anyone.

And here’s the biggest shocker. Women are more likely to hide items and not tell anyone than men: just under a third of women do this compared with one in six men. And women are also more likely to shift the blame to someone else.

I’m off to buy some more super glue….

Related Posts

May 2023

Does the cost of home insurance go up after a claim?

We buy insurance so that when the time comes, we know repairs will be paid and we will be back in the position we were in before the claim occurred. It can feel like we’re being penalised for using the policy when the renewal arrives and the premium has gone up, but let us explain...

Read More

May 2021

Underinsurance Pandemic – Morgan Clark shares their views with BIBA

Morgan Clark joined The British Insurance Brokers’ Association (BIBA) as Associate Members in 2019 and are the only Loss Assessor firm to have this membership. BIBA is the UK’s leading insurance intermediary organisation, representing the interests of insurance brokers, intermediaries and their customers and advising on key insurance issues. Morgan Clark works closely with BIBA to...

Read More

November 2020

5 things to do at the beginning of an insurance claim

Having sufficient home insurance will go a long way in helping you get back on track after a fire, flood or other loss in your home. However, the steps you take – or don’t take – at the beginning of your claim can affect how smoothly the claim goes and whether you receive the full...

Read More

We are authorised & regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA)

This means our clients are protected. You can trust the professionals managing your claim as we are regulated to the FCA’s strict standards and codes of conduct.

Authorised & Regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority

Reference Number 309575

We will help you get back into your property as quickly as possible, ensuring you receive the full settlement you're entitled to

24/7 support

Send Enquiry

Your claim is in safe hands