What Is "Limit of Indemnity"?
In your public liability insurance policy it will refer to an Indemnity Period, what does it mean? What do you need to look for?
Public liability insurance protects individuals, businesses and organisations against the financial risk of being found liable to a third party for death or injury, loss or damage of property or purely economic loss resulting from negligence by the insured.
In the Event of Claim
In the event of a successful claim your business is legally liable to pay as compensation for Personal Injury and/or Property Damage occurring within the Territorial Limits as a result of an Occurrence in connection with Your Business up to the Limit of Indemnity, generally 5, 10 or 20 Million dollars.
Limit of Indemnity
“Limit of Indemnity” means the amount(s) stated in the Schedule as the Limit of indemnity or any lesser limit shown in the Schedule of your insurance document. The Limit of Indemnity is inclusive of and not additional to any applicable Excess
— Zurich Municipal (@ZurichMunicipal) February 17, 2016
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.
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