Public & Products Liability Insurance
If you’re running any sort of business - large or small - you’ve got enough on your plate without the added worry of a member of the general public being injured or their property damaged. Public Liability Insurance is the best way to protect yourself against the risk of someone being injured, or having their property damaged as a result of your activities – regardless of who’s at fault.
Which is where we come in.
We can arrange public liability cover to protect your business against the things you can’t foresee, so you can get on with those you can.
Public Liability Insurance is something you can’t afford to be without when you’re running any sort of business. We can talk to you about the level of cover that’s appropriate for your business.
What is Public Liability Insurance?
If an accident or unforeseeable incident causes damage or injury to someone (other than your employees). you may be found legally liable to cover the costs. Public liability insurance can help to protect your business from the financial risk of liability claims - giving you the certainty you need to trade with confidence.
What is Product Liability Insurance?
No matter how stringent your company is, mistakes can happen. For example, you may design or sell a product that causes a customer harm. Even if you're not at fault. you could risk serious financial damage through legal and court costs if a customer decides to sue you.
Product liability insurance is designed to help protect your business if you're sued because a product you sell, assemble or supply has caused harm to a person or property.
Who should consider it?
While public and product liability insurance isn't mandatory for most businesses, it is recommended for all companies. That's because the unpredictable nature of accidents makes them hard to prevent - and the costs of being sued can be extraordinarily high.
What can it cover?
Public and products liability insurance helps protect your legal liability to third parties, including clients. customers and the public for injury or damage to their property, caused by your business. It can even cover emotional distress or shock that your business causes another person.
It will generally pay your costs of investigating, defending and settling claims. as well as any compensation payment you are found legally liable to pay.
Depending on your policy, public and products liability insurance can cover:
Personal Injury - If somebody is wrongfully injured by your actions or your product, public and products liability insurance can cover you for your liability to pay damages to the claimant
Property Damage - If property is damaged due to your actions or your product, public and products liability insurance can cover you for your liability to pay damages to the claimant
Advertising Injury - Liability arising out of advertising carried out by or on behalf of the insured
What usually isn't covered?
Exclusions, the excess you need to pay and limits of liability can vary greatly depending on your insurer. Policies generally won't include cover for:
Cost of rectifying faulty workmanship (some insurers do offer this)
Damage to your own product
Claims by employees
Claims arising out of the use of a registered motor vehicle
Claims related to asbestos (Specialist cover is available for this)
Talk to us today about protecting yourself and your clients.