Disturbances Cause Damage in U.K.
Published: August 23, 2011 | Country: United States
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Widespread public disturbances, including looting, burglary, and rioting began in parts of England earlier this month, following a fatal shooting of 29-year-old man by officers of the Metropolitan Police Service on August 6.
More than 1,100 people have been arrested, with riots spreading to other parts of England, including Birmingham, Liverpool, Nottingham, Bristol, and Medway, according to reports.
Riot (Damages) Act 1886
Compensation can be claimed under the Riot (Damages) Act from police authorities where individuals or organizations suffer damage to houses, shops, or buildings—or the property in such buildings as a result of a riot.
The 14-day deadline for claims made under the Act has been extended to 42 days, as of August 11.
Individuals and organizations may bring a claim under the Act regardless of whether they are insured in whole or in part. Insurers may also bring a subrogation claim under the Act.
In the event of a potential loss, clients are advised to contact their Marsh representative or their insurer immediately. The policy will provide specific notification requirements or obligations.
Marsh has claims teams to assist in representation and claims strategy.
If you require any assistance, please telephone your Marsh contact or contact the Marsh out-of-hours claims hotline: +44 (0) 845-604-8588.