Thankfully, not all claims are this extreme – but each still needs urgent attention to help businesses trade and flourish, and get people back to their normal lives.

Indeed, following the massive tsunami of 2011 that struck Japan with such devastating consequences, Lloyd’s delivered some 6.6 billion yen of payments within just 48 hours of the money being requested by the reinsurers.

 Here we take a look at some of the most noteworthy catastrophes and claims that Lloyd’s has been involved with.