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What level of Public Liability Insurance cover do I need?

What level of Public Liability Insurance cover do I need?

Just Quote Me can help with your Public Liability Insurance Cover!

Our leading UK Public Liability Insurance policies are designed to ensure you have access to the appropriate level of cover for your business. Public Liability Insurance is designed to protect your business from a wide range of different potential claims from members of the public.

Public liability insurance covers your business against the costs of claims that come from a member of public who has suffered an injury or damage to their property because of your business or business activities. This member of the public could be a client, a passer-by or anyone on your premises or around when you are at work. Public liability insurance will also cover you if your business takes you to other people’s properties and premises, should your work result in an accident or injury.

Public liability is one of those types of insurance that all professional and sound businesses see as essential because it ensures they are protected should the worst happen. It protects your business against unexpected circumstances and unpreventable accidents.

What level of Public Liability Cover do I need?

The level of public liability insurance that a business needs is dependent on many factors. It will depend on the kind of work carried out and the risks associated with that work as well as the size of the business. It will also depend on the kind of contracts your business works on. For example, any company that works on government contracts, on a local or national level, will be required to have a public liability premium of a minimum of £5million and this rises to £10million in some cases.

When selecting your cover, it is important to look in depth at all elements of the insurance contract and ensure it provides what your business needs. In particular, you should look out for any exclusions and inclusions that are written into the policy. In some areas of business, you may find there are excluded elements you need in your policy and it could be worth discussing these with your chosen insurer directly or looking elsewhere. Companies working in particularly hazardous sectors such as those where dangerous chemicals and substances such as asbestos are common will need to look closely at the entirety of their chosen policy. This is to ensure it specifically provides cover for these hazards.

Running the Risk of No Public Liability Insurance

Public Liability Insurance is an optional insurance premium that most smart business owners invest in. Not having the cover in place means you have no financial protection should the worst happen. As well as the compensation costs for the injured party, if there was a claim, you would also need to find the funds for your legal defence and these costs quickly add up and can seriously affect the working capital of any business.

Affordable, Comprehensive Insurance Policies from Just Quote Me

Just Quote Me is a proud and experienced provider of affordable and comprehensive insurance policies for a diverse range of industries and professions. Minimum cover levels start from just £1 million and go beyond £10 million tailored to the individual needs of the business. Whatever your requirements Just Quote Me can ensure your public liability insurance is perfect for your business.

If you are looking for a reliable and competitive public liability quote, then you are in the right place. Contact Just Quote Me for all your Public Liability Insurance needs on 0800 084 2325 or fill out our Quick Quote Form.

Public Liability Insurance Claims

Public Liability Insurance Claims

Public Liability Insurance Claims

Lets first give an example of what Public Liability Insurance Claims are and what they were designed to cover people and businesses:

– If you have an accident or suffer from an injury to your body whilst on public property that was not your fault.

– If you are injured or fall ill during the course of employment then you may be able to claim against your existing or former employer.

The person responsible for the maintenance of public areas must ensure that they are as safe as possible for the public. Public Liability Insurance is a must so that they are able to compensate members of the public for any injury they sustain on the property caused by negligence. Any injury claim, for public liability compensation, would be made against the insurance policy.

How are such public liability compensation claims made?

To achieve a successful public liability compensation claim you need to prove that another person or company was responsible for any injuries that you have sustained as a result of negligence.

Many companies operate to achieve public liability insurance compensation for their clients on a ‘no win no fee’ basis. Many companies on the internet can pursue a claim for you on a ‘no win and no fee’ basis. This means that if your case is not won then you will not be out of pocket financially! This gives many people the confidence to make a claim where they may not have done so before through no fault of their own.

Let’s look at a public liability compensation claim:

The Royal Oak public house is in Fishguard. Here, an incident reminiscent of the famous scene where Grandad fell down a trap door into the cellar took place some time ago.

Mr Parkinson fell down into the pubs cellar after the cellar trap door was left open.  Mr Parkinson was on his way back from the Gents and, as he was returning back to his lady wife, fell through the open cellar trap door. He was left with injuries to his chest and had restricted movement in his arm apparently due to pain and weakness causing him great distress.

There was no warning sign erected or protective barrier erected to ensure that the public were safe.

He stated: “It was a hell of a shock” and “You don’t expect there to be a gaping hole in the floor without any warning signs or protective barrier” said Mr Parkinson at the time!” – Mr Parkinson’s solicitor stated that “It sounds like something out of a comedy sketch” and “this was no laughing matter”

His subsequent Public Liability insurance claim was won and he obtained £3,750 in compensation for his personal injuries.

Do you have questions about Public Liability Insurance?

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