This is why we can’t say we’re surprised to hear stories or watch videos of people falling over, crashing into couches, and even breaking TVs while playing a VR game. In fact, the rise in popularity of VR has gotten to the point where according to UK insurance company Aviva, they are now seeing a rise in VR related claims.
According to Kelly Whittington, Aviva’s UK property claims director, she told The Guardian, “As new games and gadgets become popular, we often see this playing through in the claims made by our customers. In the past we’ve seen similar trends involving consoles with handsets, fitness games and even the likes of rogue fidget spinners.”
The company says that they’ve seen about a 31% increase in claims back in 2021 which is an increase of about 68% since 2016. They also note that a pretty common claim would be for broken TVs where gamers get a bit overenthusiastic.