Funding to help clean up blood and gore

It may take a strong stomach to work in insurance sometimes, but when it comes to blood and gore, the industry seems unwilling to get its hands dirty.

Backchat was surprised to learn the national Victim Support office will be allocating funding from the government to go towards cleaning up violent crime scenes in homes and properties that both police and insurers are unwilling to touch.

It seems most household policies won’t cover the cost of cleaning up the aftermath of a crime and victims could be hard-pressed to get a loss adjuster to put a foot at the scene to assess the damage.

In reality, it should be current economic conditions and the credit crisis that sends insurers diving under the covers.