Business Interruption Insurance Claims

Assistance with claim
preparation for material
damage and business interruption

When unforeseen damage and disruption to a business occurs, business interruption claims are made to get business operations back up and running as soon as possible. Engaging an experienced expert to quantify and prepare claims in accordance with the policy cover can ensure that your full entitlements under the policy form part of the claim, while the businesses themselves are focused on getting operations back on track.

Your challenge

You or your client may, during the life cycle of a business, suffer unexpected damage and disruption to daily operations. This damage might be due to storms, floods, cyclones, fires, burglaries/thefts or accidental/malicious damage.

To ensure a business survives an unexpected event, any lost gross profits and other insured out of pocket expenses need to be recovered.

Preparing a claim includes:

  • Understanding the key terms of the insurance policy;
  • Understanding the factual circumstances of the damage event;
  • Understanding the financial information of the business;
  • Determining the key business drivers;
  • Considering the effect of the loss event on the key drivers;
  • Using appropriate loss quantification methodologies;
  • Communicating this information to the Insurer in an appropriate format.

Vincents can help you meet this challenge.

Our solution

We can provide assistance with the claim preparation for material damage and business interruption. This can include:

  • Explaining what is covered by your policy;
  • Quantifying the costs you have incurred to repair material damage;
  • Reviewing invoices and collating supporting documents for your claim;
  • Quantifying your business interruption loss in accordance with your insurance policy;
  • Reviewing the insurance claim you have prepared;
  • Preparation of a comprehensive experts report quantifying your claim, to provide to your Insurer.

In most cases, the cost of claims preparation is covered by the insurance policy, allowing the claim to be prepared at no cost to the business.

Our experts

Our expertise rests in using our significant insurance claim preparation and forensic accounting experience to understand your business and prepare your business interruption insurance claim, relieving the time and stress of the insurance claim process.

Working within the largest forensic insurance accounting team in Australia, our well-established team of experts are perfectly placed to be able to provide timely and authoritative quantification and reporting services based on our extensive portfolio.

We understand that the complexity of insurance matters requires sophisticated support to ensure positive case outcomes. A successful partnership with a forensic accountant can make a significant difference in the claims preparation process. Vincents welcomes the opportunity to work with you on these matters.

Get in contact with our experts:

Associate Director

Janine Smith

Phone: (07) 3228 4253


Lance Kahler

Lance Kahler

Phone: (02) 8224 8201


Mark Thompson

Mark Thompson

Phone: (07) 3228 4023


Natasha Milne

Natasha Milne

Phone: (07) 3228 4064



Paul Vincent

Phone: (07) 3228 4007


Peter Haley

Peter Haley

Phone: (07) 3228 4208


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