Public Liability Insurance
Public Liability Insurance
There is no way anyone can predict the future and you certainly can’t predict when an accident might happen. Even the safest and most conscious business owners have to deal with accidents from time to time. It is part and parcel of running a business but how you are protected against accidents and the protection you provide to accident victims, is another matter.
Public liability insurance ensures that should an accident happen to a member of the public because of your work or on your premises, you have the appropriate financial cover to deal with the situation. Public liability insurance keeps you protected if a member of the public suffers a loss or injury because of your business. Loss can refer to damage to property while personal injury can include illness as well as physical injury.
Your public liability insurance can be tailored to suit your business. Some business owners opt for business insurance packages while others invest in standalone public liability cover, whatever is the best choice for your business.
Am I Legally Required to Have Public Liability Insurance?
No. However, it is a sensible business investment if you want to avoid financial difficulty and potential damage to your business’ reputation. You may also find that your client contracts require public liability insurance so it is a valuable investment for your company, if it means you can garner better business and win more contracts.
If your business comes into contact with members of the public on any level, then it is the kind of investment that your business should seriously consider. Public liability insurance protects your business against compensation costs and legal fees should a claim be made against your company by a member of the company. This could be anything from the allegation of damage to property to an injury after a slip or fall in your workplace.
How Much Public Liability Cover do I need?
The level of cover you need may depend on your contracts or the nature of your business. It is sensible to check your policy every time you take on a new contract and checking within contracts what level of public liability insurance your clients expect. For some companies a minimum of £5 million or £10 million cover is necessary. Always make sure to check.
Just Quote Me specialise in providing the right insurance policies for your business. Experience and industry knowledge, means we can help ensure you get the right level of cover from the best possible provider for your business.
Get in touch today for a reliable and competitive public liability quote by filling out our Quick Quote form or by calling 0800 084 2325.