How do I make a claim for property damage as the 'Beast from the East' meets 'Storm Emma'


First and foremost, you should not be out in the storm if you live in Leinster or Munster. Although the blizzard conditions have passed, the advice from the government is to ''Stay Indoors' until the Red Alert has been lifted. 

Up to 30,000 homes are currently withour power, and snow drifts of up to 2m high have been reported in counties Louth and Monaghan. Many areas are now under a treat of flooding as high tides along with melting snow could raise water levels to breaking point.

Many of the public transport systems remain closed but should resume normal operations by Satruday morning at 9am. All Schools are currently closed, and may not re-open Monday.

Mobile customers of the Eir Network have reported service interruption, it is estimated that up to 10,000 customers are currently without telephone, broadband and mobile services. 

The Status Red alert currently remains in Leinster, Munster and Galway until 6pm today the 2nd of March.

How to make a claim for damage to my home following Storm Emma and the Beast from the East

Storm, Water and Burst pipe Insurance Claims can wreak havoc on your home or property, thus leaving you with the nightmare scenario of having to deal with your insurance company to peruse your insurance claims.

You the consumer are entitled to your own representation when you need to make a claim on your home insurance, your insurer will appoint their own loss adjuster to assess the damage and report back to them with a recommendation of the costs? The Loss Adjuster is working solely on behalf of the insurance company and is there to look after their interests.

Loss assessors are there to help when your property has been damaged and you need to submit a home insurance claim simply because we only work on behalf of the insured, and not the insurer.

Loss Assessors can represent you in all property damage claims, whether it’s on your own policy or a third-party claim for any of the following.

  • Storm Damage

  • Theft Damage

  • Fire Damage

  • Flood Damage

  • Water Damage

  • Impact Damage

  • Malicious Damage

  • Oil Damage

Why Use Us

At Stephen O’Connor & Co we offer a complete and comprehensive loss assessing and claims management service. We provide helpful assistance and advice at this time of crisis when you and your family are your most vulnerable. Appointing our professional loss assessors and claims handlers will ensure your home insurance claims process is dealt with swiftly and efficiently. We can make a huge difference to the compensation you get.

Our first consultation is always free, if you decide that you want to use our company after that, we will look after everything for you including

-       Organising emergency works to make your property safe and prevent any further loss.

-       The arrangement of temporary alternative accommodation to suit you and your family.

-       Preparation, collection, and collaboration of all documentation to formulate your claim.

-       Handling all the negotiations with your insurance company (on your behalf of course).

-       Assisting you with selecting suitable contractors and tradespeople to carry out your reinstatement works.

-       Supervising your complete reinstatement works to ensure your building is restored to a pre-loss condition and to current building regulations. 


We assess property damage insurance claims on behalf of policyholders of the following insurance companies., 1 Direct, AA, AIB, AIG. Allianz, Axa, AON, Aviva, Bank of Ireland, Benchmark, Chill Insurance, Chubb,  City Net, Cover in a, Direct Line, Eversure, FBD, First Ireland,  No Nonsense, Halifax, Kennco Insurance, Kiddsure. Legal and General, Liberty, Lloyds, MIS Claims, Nationwide, NFU Mutual,, RSA, Tesco, The Co-operative, Travellers Insurance, Ulster Bank, Writeway, Zurich. 





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