High-profile sporting put risks 'under Health & Safety spotlight' for brokers

13 Jul 2021

Players slipping at high-profile sporting events, such as Wimbledon, is ‘not new’ - the grass courts are known to be an ’unpredictable factor’

As the UK has been slowly unwinding from the coronavirus-driven national lockdown, high-profile sporting events - such as the annual tennis championship Wimbledon - have been able to go ahead. Despite this semblance of normality, tennis stars participating in the Grand Slam have so far experienced numerous slips and trips on the famed grass courts, leaving insurers bracing for potential claims.  

Partner and Head of Sport for BLM, David Spencer, considers what this trend might mean for brokers in Insurance Times:

“High-profile sporting events will come under a health and safety spotlight as we start the return to normality. 

”For the last 16 months, brokers will likely have focused their attention in resolving customer concerns around business interruption (BI) and other Covid specific claims.   

“Of course, pandemic-related enquiries will continue, but this is a timely – and prominent – reminder that fundamental issues arising from health and safety and risk of personal injury will continue to be [an] important consideration for brokers in customer engagement.” 

Read the full article in Insurance Times here.

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