Loss adjuster expects claims to reach Yorkshire levels next week
GAB Robins estimates that around 10,000 homes have been flooded in the Severn, Avon and Thames valleys. Early indications from the affected areas around Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and Tewkesbury suggest that the average size of domestic reserves will be in the region of £70, 000 - £100, 000 for combined building and contents cover.
Currently, the number of claims received by GAB Robins in Western and Central England has not yet reached the levels received in Yorkshire and Humberside. This is largely due to the fact that much of the affected areas are still under water meaning policyholders have not yet been able to submit their claims. New instructions are increasing daily and will ultimately reach similar levels by next week.
The area affected is more widespread and less densely populated than Yorkshire and Humberside and the focus is on actively seeking alternative available accommodation. At present, GAB Robins’ adjusters are fully mobilised and are working around the clock to visit the properties affected where possible. Where access is impossible, they makes contact with policyholders by phone and provides advice and updates on the situation.
GAB Robins has already established a flood response centre in Bristol to provide additional support to adjuster’s on the ground. The company has also opened a drop in centre in Hull where adjusters can file reports and deal with policyholder’s, as well as having a well earned rest.