In Australia insurers generally offer 5 Million, 10 million and 20 million dollar cover options, but how much public liability insurance do you need? According to Steve Sloan a broker with Insure 247 “It will depend on your occupation, risk exposure, and legal requirements”
Public liability coverage of $5 million will provide basic protection. This amount might be adequate if your business has limited public interaction. Nonetheless, the majority of insurance advisors suggest that businesses in Australia should carry at least $10 million in public liability insurance due to the country’s increasingly litigious nature. Although the lower premiums of $5 million coverage might appear attractive, they are becoming less suitable for businesses and frequently fall short in covering claims, especially those concerning personal injuries.
$10 million public liability insurance is moderate cover that will suit businesses with a larger exposure to the public or that may have a business to business risk, or where you are required by contract to maintain that level of cover.
$20 million is a more comprehensive cover, required for business with a high exposure to the public, or companies that enter a local, state or federal government contract or work on one of their facilities.
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Publicliabilitycomparison.com.au we compare public liability quotes from Australia’s top insurers. We quote broadform liability cover, which covers your business against claims for personal injury to another person (other than employees) or damage to property owned or controlled by someone else, or advertising liability. Property damage, personal injury or advertising liability which gives rise to legal liability must happen during the period of insurance and be caused by an occurrence in connection with your business activities, Broadform also cover product liability.
If you are still unsure speak to a broker or talk to our team on 1300 315 255, to discuss your requirement.
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