By Marcus Leach

Insurers will be reacting quickly to help policyholders who have suffered damage caused by the high winds hitting Scotland and other parts of the UK, says the Association of British Insurers (ABI).

Storm damage, such as that caused by high winds, will be covered by home and business property insurance policies. Comprehensive motor insurance will cover damage caused to vehicles

People who have suffered damage should:

• Contact their insurer as soon as possible for advice and to get the claim moving. Most insurers have 24-hour emergency helplines.
• If necessary, arrange for any temporary repairs to stop the damage getting worse. Keep receipts, as they will form part of your claim.

“Insurers expect bad weather to strike and are geared up to dealing with claims for storm damage. Their number one priority is to ensure that anyone who suffers damage gets their claim dealt with as quickly as possible,” Nick Starling, ABI’s Director of General Insurance, said.

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