Public Liability Insurance

Get indemnity™ public liability insurance offers protection against costly compensation claims and legal costs

Get indemnity™ public liability

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Compare public liability insurance quotes starting at £88 a year or £7.33 a month.
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Combine your public liability insurance with a number of other business covers to save money.
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Public liability available to small businesses and larger enterprises with up to £100 million turnover.
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Public Liability Insurance

Compare business insurance for compensation claims by persons other than your employees

Companies have a duty of care to maintain a safe environment for members of the public. Public liability insurance offers financial protection should an accident occur which causes injury or property damage. 

At get indemnity™ public liability insurance quotes start at £88 annually or £7.33 monthly. Below we offer some background on the importantance of the cover and explain how public liability insurance offers financial protection.


    What is public liability insurance?

    Public liability insurance (otherwise known as PL insurance) will protect against claims arising from injury or property damage of persons other than your employees in the course of your business activities.

    The business insurance will pay legal costs incurred in defending allegations and damages arising from any award or settlement. We've produced a useful guide: What is public liability insurance? Explained 1O1

    To obtain your get indemnity™ public liability insurance quotes to protect against compensation claims, please complete our digital onboarding process.


    Get indemnity™ public liability

    If your business interacts with members of the public (including any customers, suppliers, contractors) you have a duty of care to maintain a safe environment and should purchase public liability cover.

    Get indemnity™ public liability insurance quotes can be combined with a number of additional covers such as professional indemnity and product liability to meet your needs.

    Compare public liability quotes with get indemnity to acheive cost savings and ensure your organisation is financially protected from an accident that causes injury or property damage.


    Who needs public liability insurance?

    It is not a legal requirement to purchase public liability, unlike employers liability. However, it is commonly purchased because it offers cost-effective protection against potential liabilities at a cost-effective premium.

    All businesses, not matter their size, whether they operate from offices, showrooms, warehouses or construction sites, or even a home office should consider buying public liability insurance.

    The no win, no fee system makes legal advice more accessible with no upfront costs means public liability allegations occur with greater frequency. In addition, the public is generally more aware of their rights and will tend to pursue compensation.


    Who does public liability insurance cover?

    Public liability insurance will cover claims from any person, excluding your employees, with whom you interact as part of your business. Including, but not limited to: customers, suppliers, contractors and other third persons.

    Purchasing public liability insurance means your organisation is protected from having to make signifiant compensation payments as a result of injury or property damage.

    Personal injury claims under public liability insurance can be very costly when you consider that compensation can include expenses incurred, loss of earnings, possible loss of future earnings, pain and suffering.


    Can you provide public liability claim scenarios?

    Public liability insurance claims usually occur when someone is injured, or property is damaged because those responsible have failed to ensure its safety.

    Below are common public liability claim scenarios, with slips, trips and falls the most frequent:

         

    Slips, trips and falls

    Exposure to hazardous chemicals

    Falling objects

    Inhalation injuries

    Burns or scalds

    Dangerous pathways

    Glass injuries

    Door injuries

    Lift / escalator accidents

    Whiplash injuries

    Hazard objects

    Crashes and collisions

    Public Liability Claim Example

    A member of the public was injured while using the stairs and they sustained a brain injury requiring long-term care from the fall: The total cost of the claim for long-term care totalled £8.2 million.


    How much public liability insurance do we need?

    The minimum public liability insurance typically offered is a £1 million limit. However, most businesses or organisations will typically purchase a minimum of £5 million or £10 million limit, unless you work in a high risk industry.

    The limit you purchase will depend on your business activities, perception of the exposure and how much you are prepared to spend to mitigate the risk. 

    Zurich have identified 4 Simple steps to choosing Public Liability Limits. Prudent businesses or organisations are increasingly purchasing an Excess of Loss policy to provide increased limits for public liability and employers liability and fleet insurance.


    How does a public liability insurance policy work?

    Public liability policies work on an occurrence basis, whereby the policy period in which the loss occurred will respond, irrespective of when the claim is made.

    In addition, public liability is only intended to cover the injury or damage which is accidental. If the word accidental is not used when specifying the public liability definitions, there is usually an exclusion for injury or damage which results from a deliberate act or omission.

     

    Work away from your premises

    Public liability insurance will protect your company against compensation claims and legal costs if a third party suffers injury or property damage while on your premises.

    The majority of public liability policies offer cover while working away from your premises. This is typically provided to accommodate a wide range of business activities, however sometimes the cover is removed.

     

    PL certiticate requirements

    Unlike a certificate of employers liability insurance, UK companies are not required by law to display a public liability insurance certificate.

    At get indemnity we can provide your company a certificate if required, as proof your public liability coverage.


    How to compare public liability insurance cost?

    Compare public liability cost from the wholesale market with our online application. At get Indemnity we have the digital tools to access a wide range of insurers to provide competitive quotes.

    We continue to see soft to stable market conditions for public liability insurance, driven mainly by an abundance of insurer capacity and stable claims environment. It is common to purchase public liability under a package insurance policy.

    As a specialist public liability insurance broker, we can tailor your cover to meet your specific needs. Please contact us and we can discuss your requirements.

     

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    This guide is for information purposes and based on sources which we believe are reliable, the general risk management and insurance information is not intended to be taken as advice with respect to any individual circumstance and cannot be relied upon as such.