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Well that cheered me up!

oldblokeh 7 1.2k United Kingdom
23 Jul 2012 7:49PM
I broke my left index finger a couple of weeks ago. I say 'broke' -- actually it was a volar plate avulsion fracture (look it up!) that only requires a partial splint to prevent over-straightening of the finger. Trouble was, they told me I wasn't allowed to drive on the grounds that the insurance companies wouldn't cover me wearing a splint. Had an appointment with the physio today and I raised the driving issue again. She said there was no medical reason for me not to drive, but to check with the insurance company as I will have to wear the splint for another four weeks.

I was anticipating the worst when I called my insurer, Prudential. Imagine my surprise when the young lady told me that if the medics say I can drive, then it's fine by them. A serious outbreak of common sense, for once, and from an insurance company, too! Who'd have though it?

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KarenFB Plus
12 5.0k 171 England
23 Jul 2012 8:00PM
Sounds like a painful way to test your Insurers! Wink

Hope it isn't too sore - at least you'll still be able to get about! Smile
23 Jul 2012 8:38PM
Can't be any worse than having just one eye, like my old neighbour used to. He had quite a few bumps, mostly with the fence.
oldblokeh 7 1.2k United Kingdom
23 Jul 2012 9:05PM

Quote:Sounds like a painful way to test your Insurers! Wink

Hope it isn't too sore - at least you'll still be able to get about! Smile

Not sore at all, I'm happy to report. The air was blue for a few minutes when I did it and the swelling was impressive though. Grin

Quote:Can't be any worse than having just one eye

Hmm, quite a few like that round here, I suspect Wink
Tooth 13 5.8k 227 Ireland
24 Jul 2012 12:47AM
A few years ago I let an insurance policy lapse because of a mix up and crossed wires over a payment of 10 while I was in the process of changing banks.

Unfortunately I had recently been to see the bowel surgeon re an annoying problem with my bum! and had to have a sigmoidoscopy (camera up my bum), and was then prescribed various bulking agents etc which led to a full clear-up of my symptoms.

They wouldn't re-instate the policy however (even though it was their own mistake), but insisted on a full update of my medical history since the last time they had written to me.

I wrote a two page letter focussing on how my bowels were before the test and the full experience of going to the toilet etc, and described in intimate detail how the viscosity, colour, smell aeratedness etc had all considerably improved.

I followed up with a description of the chronic nasal problems I was having, not holding back on the thick crusty mucus and gallons of snot thrown in.

They re-instated the policy with no further correspondence, and I kept the letter for posterity Smile though consider it a bit much to post on here ...
paulcr 13 1.5k 9 Ireland
24 Jul 2012 1:37AM
My wife took out health policies on us 2 years ago. 6 months later I had a heart attack. Last year she took out pet insurance on the dog. 2 months later the dog needed surgery on both cruciate ligaments. I told her to stop insuring us. Its bad luck Smile
monstersnowman 12 1.7k 1 England
24 Jul 2012 5:25AM
Certainly without making any reference to anyone on here ... You can question insurance companies morality and honesty but never was there an industry so widely robbed by so-called honest members of the public on a regular basis lol. As a police officer I was sent to a burglary where they had claimed to have several hundred 's stolen that was hidden under the record player. On lifting the record player I found a layer of undisturbed dust .... I made sure my report took account of this fact but I doubt the insurance company got this info .. No wonder they try to get out of many claims and charge a fortune - its just a game of 'we know most of you are robbing them, and you know they will try to avoid paying out .... ' if they didn't they would be out of business in a heart beat.
crissyb 5 9 United Kingdom
24 Jul 2012 7:17AM
make sure you get it in writing then send a copy to your insurers recorded delivery so you have proof they have recieved it,do not rely on telephone conversations,
Railcam 11 678 2 Scotland
24 Jul 2012 9:29AM

Quote: send a copy to your insurers recorded delivery

All that Recorded Delivery does is record the delivery. If the postal service looses it before final delivery they have no means of tracking its progress in order to find it.

The service you should use is Guaranteed Delivery and the item has to be signed for at each hand over point. Hence there is a trail if it goes missing in transit.

I hope this is of use.
Just Jas Plus
16 26.2k 1 England
24 Jul 2012 1:43PM
Royal Mail special delivery - guaranteed by 1pm next day - about 8.

Up to 500 value if remember correctly.

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