Author name: Karen Thomas

Karen Thomas is a Chartered Insurance Broker. She's the founder of Breathe Insurance Brokers - commercial insurance specialists.

Flooding in Maidstone Kent

Christmas Day flood – River Medway in & around Maidstone

Here is a youtube video of the River Medway flood in and around Maidstone, Kent on Christmas Day 2013. You should inform your insurer if your property is less than 400 metres from a lake, reservoir, river or seafront or in a known flood risk area or in an area that has been affected by …

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How To Prepare Your Home Or Let Property Before The Storm Hits

Most standard home and landlord insurance policies give your home or let property protection against storm damage. With gusts of up to 80mph and heavy rain forecast to hit Kent, what can you do to help protect your home and other property? Last minute preparations for your home & vehicle Close and lock all doors …

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14 Ways To Protect Your Shop From Slip And Trip Compensation Claims

Slip and trip claims are on the increase, particularly in shop and retail premises. According to Zurich Insurance, an increase in slip, trip and fall compensation claims from both customers and  employees has occurred since the economic recession. They suggest that solicitors and claims management companies are now more likely to target this area since motor …

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Construction liability insurance – do you have the right cover?

If you run a business in the construction industry, making sure you have the right liability insurance cover is vital. The latest figures from the Health and Safety Executive show that 50 construction workers were killed while at work in Great Britain in 2010/11 and there were nearly 3,000 major injuries. Employers liability insurance Employers liability insurance for £5,000,000 …

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