Even though new year’s festivities went on rather carefree, there were still some minor and major accidents occurring throughout the long holidays. BTA Baltic Insurance Company AAS (BTA) over the week following Christmas received almost 100 insurance claims from clients, who faced some tough times during their end-of-the-year celebration activities.
As usual, the largest number of injuries was sustained in mundane, day-to-day situations. Some injured persons slipped on icy pavements or stairs and suffered severe bruises or bone fractures. Injuries were caused by people accidentally hitting themselves against objects like the foot of their own bed or running into some other furniture at home due to carelessness. Like there was one injured client of ours, who slipped and fell while going to sauna, and he fell onto the metal grid of the hot rocks in the sauna. He hurt his head badly, sustained a deep wound and lost consciousness. Moreover, he injured his finger and suffered several major bruises while falling. One more insured person experienced his festive times starting off on the wrong foot altogether, because he suffered injuries while decorating premises; he hit his head against a metal pipe and smashed his forehead.
Furthermore, even completely usual situations turned into unpleasant experiences. Two injured people poured boiling water over themselves while making dinner.
As has become customary, sports have also contributed to statistics – both winter and indoor training. Several injured persons sustained their injuries while skiing, while others attended basketball and football training indoors and it did not end well.
“Every insurance claim that we received for the sustained injuries reminds us once more about the time-tested truth – irrespective of how careful we are there is no way for anyone to avoid injuries completely. Accidents lie in wait for us in the most mundane situations while we are engaged in what appears to be our usual activities that we have already done many times before. However, due to carelessness or unfortunate turn of events people sometimes sustain injuries. To avoid physical pain becoming accompanied with financial loss, we encourage you to take care of a personal accident insurance policy”, recommends BTA Insurance Claims Handling Department Kārlis Liepiņš.
BTA Baltic Insurance Company is one of the leading insurance companies in the Baltics, offering the broadest range of non-life insurance services in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia. BTA employs more than 1,000 employees in the Baltics. The sole shareholder of BTA is Vienna Insurance Group AG (VIG), the leading insurance group both in Austria and in the entire Central and Eastern European (CEE) region. Around 50 insurance companies in 30 countries form a Group with a long-standing tradition, strong brands and close customer relations. The more than 25,000 employees in the VIG take care of the day-to-day needs of more than 22 million customers. VIG shares have been listed on the Vienna Stock Exchange since 1994. The VIG Group has an A+ rating with stable outlook by the internationally recognised rating agency Standard & Poor's. VIG cooperates closely with the Erste Group, the largest retail bank in Central and Eastern Europe.
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