“Junior, Junior…. you just smashed the TV screen!”
Six-fold increase in insurance claims for smashed television screens, as parents juggle working from home with childcare, during Covid-19 lockdown
April and May, with most of the UK population under lockdown, saw a six-fold increase in insurance claims for smashed TV screens, according to figures from home appliances insurance cover provider Prominence Support.
The number of claims for smashed LCD and OLED television screens reached unprecedented levels over the past two months, up 718% versus the same period in 2019.
The rise in claims coincided with kids being off school, and home-schooled by parents, many of whom were having to juggle remote working with trying to supervise their children.
Combined claims for smashed screens were also up 406%, when comparing March and April...