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Allianz Insurance reveals its strangest claims of 2019

Allianz Insurance reveals its strangest claims of 2019 | Insurance Business

Allianz Insurance reveals its strangest claims of 2019

It has been quite a year for unusual claims, as one insurer has revealed.

As the year draws to a close, Allianz Insurance shared some of the strangest claims it has received in 2019.

Included are claims made to repair a sculpture of a unicorn that fell off a London landmark; for damages from a fire that started when a lit sparkler thrown in a dog waste bin spread to a nearby furniture store; and for damages to the owners of over 69 vehicles that were encased in concrete following a mishap from a neighbouring concrete mixer.

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And then there’s the case of a valet driver who was left red-faced after cleaning a brand new £150,000 sports car, only to accelerate the vehicle into the rear of another £130,000 sports car.

“These cases are just a handful of examples that highlight the breadth of incidents and unfortunate claims our customers are faced with,” said Lee Watts, head of technical claims at Allianz Insurance. “Insurance provides people and businesses with the security of being protected, no matter how unusual the circumstances may be. Throughout the year we’ve looked at improving and streamlining our claims processes to ensure it’s as easy as possible for customers to make claims in their time of need. This is something that we will continue to do in 2020.”