Personal Accident & Illness
A carpenter fractured their wrist in a fall and was unable to work. Because they had started a new role since their current policy’s inception, limited earnings information was available to assess their income. An accountant could not complete the carpenter’s tax returns to provide an updated earnings statement until the end of the financial year.
The Insured was under financial pressure whilst receiving no income, so the insurer agreed to a weekly benefit rate after reviewing their bank statements and a letter from the accountant. The Insured claimed a Weekly Injury Benefit of $1,250 per week and received a lump sum due to their injuries.
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