Unusual claims

Even the most unfortunate circumstances can happen to the best of us. With this in mind, the Australian Government’s travel advisory service, Smartraveller, recommends organising Travel Insurance as an essential part of preparing for any overseas trip.

New data released by Allianz Global Assistance (AGA), reveals that some of the most unusual (or just plain unlucky) claims are made by Australians travelling overseas.

For example:

  • a volunteer helping animals at a zoo had his finger bitten off by a rhinoceros
  • when spearfishing, a man mistook his foot for marine life and impaled himself
  • an Australian attending the Burning Man festival in Nevada, USA tried to help a fire-breathing artist when he accidentally set his own beard alight.

Whether you have lost your luggage, missed a flight or had a more unusual travel issue, we will to do our very best to provide you with the best possible assistance and support.