Claims

Claim Information

It is important that you contact us AS SOON AS POSSIBLE in the event of a claim or situation the may arise in a claim.

Should the need to report a claim arise, please contact us via one of the methods below.

When the unexpected happens, it is important to follow the following steps to minimize the impact to yourself and/or your business as well as ensure a speedy claims process.

1. Report the incident to us by phone, fax or email within 24 hours of the incident.

2. Regardless of whether or not the claim has been reported or a loss assessor appointed, you must immediately do whatever is necessary to prevent further loss of life or property damage. For example:

  • Call the fire brigade, ambulance, police or other appropriate emergency service.
  • If necessary, ensure the evacuation of staff and neighbours.
  • If critical machinery fails, commence investigations to locate replacement plant or services.
  • Have a security company install boarding over smashed windows and, if appropriate, employ an overnight security watchman.
  • Remove property that is exposed to further loss or damage to a more secure place if possible.
  • Providing no danger to life or limb is involved, ensure the safe removal and storage of vital business records.

3. Our office will provide you with information on how to lodge your claim. Most Domestic type policies including Home and Motor Vehicle Insurance do not require you to complete a written claim form and these claims can be lodged over the phone.

4. If written claim forms are required, complete all claims documentation as soon as possible and return to us with any supporting documents.

5. Whatever the circumstances of the incident, DO NOT ADMIT LIABILITY EVEN IF YOU THINK YOU ARE AT FAULT. Your Insurer is entitled to deny a claim or pay a reduced amount if statements made by you or your employees prejudice the Insurer’s position.

In the event of the death or humane destruction of the horse,

  1. Contact us immediately.
  2. A post mortem must be carried out at the Insured’s expense by a Veterinarian and a report supplied to us as soon as possible.
  3. You will need to complete a Fitton Bloodstock Claim Form & Release and return to us with the appropriate Veterinary Reports attached.

Download: pdfFitton Bloodstock Claims Form & Release (printable version)

In the event of a claim on Life Saving Surgical Fees,

  1. Contact us immediately.
  2. You will need to complete a Fitton Veterinary Fees Claim Form & Release and return to us with full Veterinary Reports and itemized invoice attached.

Download:  pdfFitton Veterinary Fees Claim Form & Release (printable version)

In the event of the death or humane destruction of the horse,

  1. Contact us immediately.
  2. A post mortem must be carried out at the Insured’s expense by a Veterinarian and a report supplied to us as soon as possible.
  3. You will need to complete a Fitton Equine Claim Form & Release and return to us with the appropriate Veterinary Reports attached.

Download:  pdfFitton Equine Claims Form & Release (printable version)

In the event of a claim on Life Saving Surgical Fees or Veterinary Fees,

  1. Contact us immediately.
  2. You will need to complete a Fitton Veterinary Fees Claim Form & Release and return to us with full Veterinary Reports and itemized invoice attached.

Download:  pdfFitton Veterinary Fees Claim Form & Release (printable version)