Tag Archives: claims


Top 6 tradesman insurance claim types
October 4, 2021

Top 6 tradesman insurance claim types

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Top 6 tradesman insurance claim types   1. Damage to property Property damage from work carried out by a employees and subcontractors come in many different forms, such as a gardener felling a tree that falls on to a property and damages it, a plumber fitting pipework that springs a leak, or an electrician installing…

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Hot tub claims almost tripled since 2020
March 29, 2021

Hot tub claims almost tripled since 2020

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Hot tub claims almost tripled since 2020   Analysis of Aviva’s UK claims data reveals a year-on-year increase of 188%, in relation to accidental damage claims for hot tubs in 2020. Scenarios included a grass strimmer bursting an inflatable tub, birds pecking holes in a spa cover and an engagement ring ripping a tub lining.…

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COVID-19: How to reduce the risk of employers’ liability claims
February 12, 2021

COVID-19: How to reduce the risk of employers’ liability claims

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COVID-19: How to reduce the risk of employers’ liability claims   As the country gradually moves towards the ‘new normal’, it is inevitable and understandable that employers will now be focusing on implementing the necessary changes to their working practices, allowing them to operate not only safely but also profitably. Business owners and, indeed, their…

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Delays in road traffic accident claims
January 14, 2021

Delays in road traffic accident claims

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Claimants for compensation on road traffic accidents are having to wait for more than a year before being heard in court.   The existing backlog in UK courts has only been aggravated by the pandemic, and a UK Insurer has calculated that around £240m worth of current claimant damages have been tied up in the…

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Motor fleet – what to do to get a better price on your vehicles
December 10, 2020

Motor fleet – what to do to get a better price on your vehicles

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How to get the best price for your haulage motor fleet   It’s important to engage a broker that has a specialism in your industry, and Ascend has a specialist Transportation and Haulage division which has the knowledge and expertise in your sector – but how can you help and work together with your broker…

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UK bosses could face a wave of Coronavirus-related claims
April 28, 2020

UK bosses could face a wave of Coronavirus-related claims

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UK bosses could face a wave of coronavirus – related Directors & Officers claims Administrators, managers, and directors of any company, regardless of its size or activities, shoulder significant responsibilities in relation to the way they conduct themselves and justify the trust placed in them. This may result in claims against them for actual and…

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Why Professional Indemnity Insurance Is Essential
November 10, 2019

Why Professional Indemnity Insurance Is Essential

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What if you provide advice and consultancy and there’s a mistake in the advice you’ve given? What if you provide an expert service and there’s a mistake in designs, plans or calculations? What if you handle people’s information and you face claims that you accidentally disclosed data or infringed on a client’s legal rights? If…

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Helping to make the Claims experience less painful
April 8, 2019

Helping to make the Claims experience less painful

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Insurance is often referred to as a ‘grudge purchase’, a necessary evil and something that only really delivers any value if the policyholder is propelled by an accident or incident towards the ‘moment of truth’ – the time at which they have to call on their policy and make a claim. At that point, it…

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Commercial Insurance Awards 2019 Finalist
December 21, 2018

Commercial Insurance Awards 2019 Finalist

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Congratulations to the whole team at Ascend Broking Group for our recent achievements in the Commercial Insurance sector. We are shortlisted for SIX awards at the annual Commercial Insurance Awards 2019 hosted by CIR Magazine.   Categories: Broker of the Year Categories: Regional Broker of the Year Categories: Growth Business of the Year Categories: Initiative of the Year Categories: Claims Team of the Year Categories: Social…

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How To Safely Walk On Ice
March 3, 2018

How To Safely Walk On Ice

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With more snow forecast this week, you’re likely to encounter a bit of ice. As well as meaning the weather is going to be on the chilly side, ice also poses an issue when it comes to walking for yourself, staff and members of the public. All it takes is for you to step incorrectly…

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