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Insurers pay 5,000 million for damage to insured property in 2022

Date: June 14, 2024 Time: 19:05:19

Insurance companies paid almost 5 million euros last year, at which time they dealt with mishaps that occurred during the year. All of them added up to 10.3 million incidents that suffered the assets of their clients. The most prominent cases have been due to floods, robberies and fires, as reflected in the Unespa report collected by Europa Press.

The employers’ association of insurers has reflected in the study ‘Patrimonial mishaps in Spain. Data 2022’ that among these incidents that must be safe, they found everything from damage due to leaks to broken glass. The amount to be paid for these mishaps involved the disbursement of 12.8 million euros.

Likewise, the study also indicates that insurance has experienced significant growth in recent decades and has more than doubled in the last 20 years the value of compensation and services owed to individual customers and companies that suffer these unforeseen events.

Leaks and glass reached 4.2 million attentions

Of the total number of incidents registered in 2022, the leak was “the clear protagonist”, warns Unespa. There are 4.2 million attentions for water damage in Spain. The places where they occurred the most were mainly in homes, communities of owners and businesses.

Incidents were followed by the breaking of these windows, with 1.4 million attentions, and assistance services, with another 1.2 million mishaps. In volume of payments, the leak will end the largest disbursement by property insurance with 4.8 million euros per day, followed by fires (2.3 million) and atmospheric phenomena (1.3 million).

Home insurance covers 8.1 million home mishaps

The report breaks down the property insurance information related to mishaps in homes, businesses, communities of owners and industries. Home insurance, which extends to 80% of homes in Spain, assumed 8.1 million mishaps in 2022 and disbursed 7.6 million euros every day.

The leak was again the main cause with three million mishaps in insured homes in 2022, followed by glass breakage, with 1.2 million mishaps, and assistance services, with 1.1 million attentions in the year.

Water damages are also the mishaps that demanded the most money, since they entailed the daily payment of around , with daily payments of 691,728 euros. By provinces, mishaps in homes occurred to a greater extent in the most populated areas: Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Valencia, Seville and Alicante.

81% of the businesses did not suffer any mishap during the year

For their part, insured businesses suffered more than 465,948 mishaps in 2022, although 81% of businesses did not suffer any mishaps during the year, the report indicates. Leaks were also the most frequent mishap among commercial establishments, with 158,768 per year and a daily cost of 255,215 euros for insurance.

Thefts appear as the fourth most frequent risk (after leaks, glass breaks and electrical damage) and the second most expensive, demanding payment by the insurance company of 132,895 euros per day as compensation. The greatest number of occasions in shops occurred in the provinces of Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Valencia, Alicante and Malaga.

The leaks, the first problem of the neighboring communities

Regarding the insured communities of owners, the Unespa study indicates that 1.4 million mishaps were recorded in 2022. Most of them were due to leaks or problems, in general, with downspouts and water pipes.

Specifically, there were 917,341 cases in the year, with daily payments of 960,140 euros by insurers. Most of the claims were registered in Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Valencia, Alicante and Malaga.

Finally, the available data for the year 2022 suggest that industrial multi-risk clients suffered 282,574 mishaps. Once again, water damage was the most frequent mishap, with 67,922 leaks in the year, although it was not the most expensive, since the more than 9,900 fires caused costs of 1.2 million euros per day in industries.

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Puck Henry
Puck Henry
Puck Henry is an editor for ePrimefeed covering all types of news.
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