Every business should protect its most valuable asset: its people. And that protection must cover them when they take business trips abroad.
* insurance premium tax in addition.
If something does go wrong abroad, you want your claim to be paid in full and without fuss. Read our tips on how to get your travel insurance claim paid to find out what you can do.
Vicky E., Linguamatics
A director travelled to Malaysia on business. While he was there, an explosion occurred at his accommodation; this resulted in him suffering 48% burns to his head, face, arms and back. Due to the severity of his injuries two family members were flown out to be with the claimant. Following his admission to hospital the claimant passed away due to the injuries suffered from the accident. His insurance was for Personal Accident and Business Travel, and a claim was paid for the appropriate benefits under the Personal Accident policy, plus costs incurred under the Medical section, including the travel, sustenance and accommodation expenses of the two relatives. Additionally, the Personal Effects that were destroyed in the explosion were also paid for.
Total claim: £580,000
An employee for a passenger shipping company was rendered paraplegic after a horrific car accident. Contact was made with his consultant to determine if the condition was permanent. As soon as this was established, the claim was settled for the permanent total disablement benefit, payable under the policy.
Total claim: £195,000
An employee travelled to Spain; whilst walking out one evening she was run over and tragically, she passed away. Due to the circumstances of the incident her parents travelled out to Spain. Her Personal Accident insurance paid out full benefits, and the travel, sustenance and accommodation expenses of her parents. Under the Business Travel section of the policy this also provided cover for Legal Expenses to pursue a claim against a third party who had caused bodily injury. This was pursued and was successful in claiming damages from the responsible third party.
Total claim: £83,000
An employee of a large bank was injured in the 7/7 bombings in London. She suffered permanent partial injuries, but the precise nature of such injuries would normally take some time to establish. In order to provide a quick resolution, the nature of her injuries were determined as soon as possible in liaison with the consultants and the Insurer was able to make an earlier offer to help her move on with her life.
Total claim: £75,000
*Claims provided by Chubb Insurance
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