Can cold weather make us clumsier?
According to the , cold temperatures reduce the circulation in our fingers, making them more prone to fumbling. So, if you’re having your in-laws over for your fanciest homemade soup – it may be best to serve it in your least fancy bowls. If you’re not keen on serving soup in plastic containers, or juggling with the good china, you might want to consider adding optional Accidental Damage cover to your Allianz Home Insurance.
It’s not just your best china that’s at risk. Allianz Home Insurance claims data from 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2022, shows mobile phones as the top accidental breakage and damage claim. A damaged mobile phone can be troublesome. What if you’ve lost those family photos from your lunch with the good china? A clumsy moment is all it takes to break your smart device.
When smart devices are no longer smart
You wouldn’t be the first or the last person to knock your tablet computer off your desk and hear it crash to the floor. Nor would you be the first or last to watch your smartwatch take a spin in the washing machine. Your laptop computer may also take an occasional dive from your desk or your lap, resulting in damage.
Our technology may be smart, but it’s not immune from the human touch.
Be prepared this winter
Take extra care, especially when handling fragile items
Slow down and be mindful of your surroundings
Consider adding optional Accidental Damage cover to your Allianz Home and Contents Insurance
For example, if you spill red wine on your new carpet or lounge and you’ve taken out optional Accidental Damage cover as part of your Allianz Home and Contents Insurance, we’ll cover the cost of repair or replacement. We’ll cover any accidental damage or loss to your home’s contents at your insured address and anywhere in Australia for up to 90 continuous days.
Our Motor Burnout cover is automatically included with the optional Accidental Damage cover. This option covers appliances such as your fridge, freezer or washing machine that are up to 10 years old.
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