Aon warns of claims hotspots

The hotspots Aon has identified are:

• higher claims costs due to legal fees, credit hire and referral fees driving premium increases

• increased fraud as the recession takes hold, leading to delayed claims settlements and greater bureaucracy

• new sources of liability from unexpected exposures such as emerging and unproven technologies including nano-technology, more product contamination issues and liabilities from financial derivatives

• more extensive environmental pollution claims as environmen

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