5 Bizarre Insurance Claims Caused By Kids and Critters
It’s the golden rule of acting, “never work with children or animals” – but in real life you just don’t have that much control. Here are a few examples of kids and critters that have sparked an insurance claim!
- Melted laptop keys
After a small child spilled their favourite fizzy pop on their grandfather’s laptop, it was decided that a hairdryer would be the best way to dry it out. Unfortunately the heat causes the keys to melt resulting in over £200 worth of damage.
- Mess by pigeon
In the confines of a small space, birds can cause quite a lot of havoc, but £8000 worth? According to one resident it did! After falling down the chimney said pigeon broke ornaments, trashed a carpet and ruined a sofa. Yowch!
- Sick on Skype
Another one from the “proud grandparents” section. In this claim, it turns out that Grandpops was showing off the little bundle of joy during a Skype call on a laptop. Upon lifting baby up, and presumably closer to the camera, the little love did one of those very special baby pukes, causing over £400 worth of damage.
- Badger in Bath
Not a badger in a bath, but a badger trapped in a garage in Bath, locked in there by a fearless 71 year old woman. Badgers are strong critters though and this one reportedly fled in search of freedom after bashing a hole in the wall to escape!
- Hungry Snail
Ok, so this insurance claim isn’t going to break any records, but it is certainly off the scale when it comes to weirdness! A 73 year old chap made a claim for £78 after a snail had chomped its way through his carpet. There is no information on the size of snail or how long that might have taken!