Does Public Liability Insurance Cover Business Car Accidents?

Does Public Liability Insurance Cover Business Car Accidents?

One of your workers damages someone else’s property while completing a delivery which policy should you claim on?

If my business car has an accident does my public liability policy cover it?

Public liability policies cover your business for third party claims, these liabilities could include property damage or personal injury to the third party.

Does Public Liability Include Business Motor Claims?

However, most public liability policies will exclude claims associated with motor vehicles.

Also, public liability policies will not pay out any damages to you, your workers or your property

So if your business car has been involved in an accident it will be generally covered by your motor vehicle policy, most will include liability cover that will cover property damage or personal injury claims.

If you are still unsure, talk to our team on 1300 046 787, to discuss your requirement.

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The chairs that could cost your business three hundred thousand dollars

Business discussions that could cost your business

Stephen Sloan insurance broker with Insure 247 urges businesses to consider that it’s often the small things that can cost your business a lot of money.

could cost your business

In a recent case in the New South Wales District Court, Kmart Australia was  made to pay compensation when an $8 plastic domestic use only chair collapsed when I client sat on it.

Awarded more than $300,000

According to the SMH*

Ms Lewis suffered permanent damage to her lower back, right buttock, thigh, and knee among other injuries.

She was awarded more than $300,000 in damages.

In making her decision to award Ms Lewis the sum, Judge Gibson noted that Kmart had breached its duty of care.

“To keep the photo lab (and its income) flowing, Kmart and its staff allowed the development of a haphazard system of customers taking chairs for sale in other departments (itself a breach of store policy) for use in circumstances where those chairs were unsuitable to the point of being dangerous,” she said.

“I am satisfied that the plaintiff has established breach of duty of care. The defendant’s failure to provide adequate seating for its customers in the photo lab, training for its staff and regulation of equipment use all play a role in relation to the circumstances of the accident.”

Public Liability Insurance Offers Protection

Broker Stephen Sloan explains “Public Liability Insurance cover can protect the business owner where it is found to be negligent. It will also offer some protection for the high legal cost of defending such events.

Going without public liability cover may save you money spent on premiums, however in the event of a claim that saving may cost you your business.

Does Your Business Have A Plan?

It is not that anyone at Kmart intended for the client to get hurt and at no stage did the management of Kmart have any actual involvement in the actions that lead to the injury, however, they do need a system for training for their staff and the regulation of equipment, does your business do that?

It’s also worth considering a risk mitigation when purchasing items used by the public or your staff, consider the use and consider is it appropriate for the intended use.

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Source *Sydney Morning Herald

What is public liability insurance?

What is public liability insurance?

If clients visit your business or your employees visit client sites you are at risk of a third party claim, that claim may be for personal injury or property damage.

Why do Australian Businesses need the cover?

Public liability insurance protects you and your business against the financial risk of being found liable to a third party for death or injury, loss or damage to property or economic loss resulting from your negligence.

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What if you are a home based business?

Most home policies will include a liability component, however, this would be void if the third party was visiting your home for your businesses activities.

Is public liability insurance a legal requirement?

Not for all businesses in Australia, but unless you can afford to pay for a multi-million dollar claim, liability cover may be considered an essential item on your business budget. Even the Australian government Liability insurance urge businesses to seek the cover.

Read more about on the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission website.

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What is Broadform Liability?

Broadform Liability usually covers both public liability insurance and product liability insurance.

Check with our team when you get a quote to see if you require Broadform Liability.

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How Much Public Liability Insurance Cover Should I Have?

How Much Public Liability Insurance Cover Should I Have?

How much cover do I need?

When you arranging your public liability insurance, one of the first things you will be asked to decide is how much cover should you have?

How much cover is available?

Most Australian insurers offer $5 Million, $10 Million and $20 Million dollars worth of cover,  some may even go as high $30 Million.

That seems like a lot of cover, but Steve Sloan from Insure 247 explains why it’s so high and what to consider.

What does it cover?

Public liability insurance covers your business against claims of property damage or personal injury as a result of your business activities.  While most claims are for property damage and of a low value, they can be high, for instance in the case of a catastrophic loss like your business activities causing a fire.

Personal injury claims are far more complex but they can be more expensive in the long run, for example you maybe sued for the loss of future income of the claimants.

Consider this*

If your dealing with the public $5 Million is now the minimum offered, if your dealing business to business you should consider $10 Million and if you are dealing with local, state or federal government, shopping centres or mining companies they will generally ask for $20 Million.

If you are still unsure ask your broker or call the team on 1300 046 787

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