Sports activities 'biggest cause' for child broken bones: MetLife

262 claims paid out for child broken bones in Q4

Hemma Visavadia
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Sports activities 'biggest cause' for child broken bones: MetLife

New data from MetLife has found sports activities to be the biggest cause for broken bones amongst children, with the group attributing it to the easing of lockdown restrictions which allowed children to be able to return to social activities.

Following sports, falls outside of the home in parks (21%) were the second highest cause for broken bones, with falls at school (15%) and falls at home (13%) also strong contenders. During the full year, the insurer recorded a total of 16,652 accident and health claims, up 11% from the previous year. In the fourth quarter, MetLife stated it paid out 262 claims alone for child broken bones injuries on its MultiProtect product. Overall, the group paid more than 4,600 claims in Q4 2021, an...

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