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27
January
2016

What Is Public Liability Insurance?

Public liability insurance provides cover for compensation claims costs and expenses, for injury, or loss or damage to property, made by members of the public. Such claims will relate to incidents that occur in connection with your business activities; i.e. as a result of the actions of you or your employees.

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Public Liability Insurance – Do I Need It?

Whilst public liability is not required by law, most businesses will come into contact with clients or members of the public in the course of their business. Without adequate insurance protection you could be putting both your business, and potentially your home or other personal assets, at risk in the event of a claim.   In many cases your business is likely to be asked to provide proof of liability cover prior to commencement of any works up to a required limit of indemnity.

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Comparing quotes couldn’t be easier! Simply enter a few brief details about your business and our secure online system will compare liability quotations and cover from up to 10 of the UK’s leading commercial insurers. You can purchase your policy online and instantly receive policy documents in a matter of minutes – simple, easy and affordable!

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Public Liability Insurance Cover

  • Specialist cover for all types of businesses including tutors, hair & beauty, professionals, cleaners and contracting trades
    Specialist cover for all types of businesses including tutors, hair & beauty, professionals, cleaners and contracting trades
  • Tradespeople, mobile or homeworkers
    Tradespeople, mobile or homeworkers
  • Sole traders, partnerships, Limited Companies
    Sole traders, partnerships, Limited Companies
  • Include cover for sub-contractors
    Include cover for sub-contractors
  • Include cover for employees or temporary workers and add Employers Liability cover
    Include cover for employees or temporary workers and add Employers Liability cover
  • Include Products Liability as standard
    Include Products Liability as standard
  • Tools or equipment cover, materials and/or contractors all-risks options
    Tools or equipment cover, materials and/or contractors all-risks options
  • Own or hired-in plant
    Own or hired-in plant
  • Specialist or High risk trade experts
    Specialist or High risk trade experts
  • Optional Legal Expenses and Personal Accident cover
    Optional Legal Expenses and Personal Accident cover

Why Insync for Public Liability

  • We compare prices and cover from leading liability insurers
    We compare prices and cover from leading liability insurers
  • Instant quotations - cover and policy documents in minutes
    Instant quotations - cover and policy documents in minutes
  • Flexible cover & monthly payments – just pay for the sections you need
    Flexible cover & monthly payments – just pay for the sections you need
  • Expert advice from dance insurance specialists
    Expert advice from dance insurance specialists
  • 24 Hour Claims Helpline
    24 Hour Claims Helpline
  • Personal – Digital servicing AND your own dedicated insurance professional
    Personal – Digital servicing AND your own dedicated insurance professional

Public Liability Claims Example

Public Liability Claims Example

An electrical firm is installing a new flat screen television for a client and their employee accidently drills through a gas pipe. Replacing the pipe, making good and redecorating costs total c£5,000, which is handled via their insurers.

How Much Does Public Liability Insurance Cost?

How Much Does Public Liability Insurance Cost?

The cost of public liability cover is predominately driven by the trade or profession, the type of work being undertaken and the amount of work being carried out during the policy period. Typically insurers will either rate the policy on the total number of people working in the business (split between manual and clerical roles), or the turnover / fee income. Premiums for liability insurance start from as little as £50 (plus insurance premium tax) for sole trade occupations.

How Much Public Liability Do I Need?

How Much Public Liability Do I Need?

If you are contracting to a larger firm it is likely that they will request a limit of indemnity that you will need to purchase – often this matches their own level of cover. In other circumstances you should look at the risk in terms of the type of contracts and work being undertaken. For example, if you are fitting lighting at a hospital, clearly the risk is much higher than performing the same task at a private home. Generally most experts recommend a limit no less than £2m for any manual occupation.