What is Public Liability insurance?
If an accident or unforseeable incident causes damage or injury to someone (other than your employee), 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 damanage through legal 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 and 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 product liability insurance can cover:
- Personal Injury
- Property Damage
- Advertising Injury
What usually isn’t covered?
Exclusions, the excess you need to pay and the limits of liability can vary depending on your insurer. Policies generally won’t include cover for:
- Cost of rectifying faulty workmanship
- Damage to your own product
- Claims by employees
- Claims arising out of the use of a registere motor vehicle
- Claims related to asbestos