Users of VR headsets have become more likely to break furniture and smash TVs

The use of virtual reality helmets can lead to injury. There are a huge number of videos on the Web about how people fall or break something while in virtual reality, but as it turned out, this aspect has a very specific assessment. 

According to the source, the British insurance company Aviva last year recorded an increase in the number of claims for insurance payments related to the use of VR helmets. Moreover, the indicator in annual terms increased by 31%, and in comparison with 2016, the number of such cases increased by 68%. 

As new games and gadgets become popular, we often see this show up in claims filed by our customers. We've seen similar trends in the past with motion controller consoles, fitness games, and even spinners.  

These devices can be a great source of enjoyment, but we encourage people to be mindful of their surroundings and pay attention to their home's insurance to make sure it fits their needs. 

Usually, VR users contact the insurance company in connection with damage to furniture and broken TVs. The average payout in 2021 for such cases was around £650.  

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