Public & Products Liability Australia
What Is Public Liability Insurance?
Public liability insurance is one of the most common insurance products offered to businesses. This type of policy covers the public in the event that they are injured in some way by your business. It is also used for instances when you are in the process of doing a job and there is damage caused. Keep in mind that this can range from something very minor, like a small tear on property when you are moving it from place to place, to something that is major, like a car being totalled when you are moving something using a suspended pulley system.
When you are seeking out coverage, you need to be clear with the provider about the kind of business you run since this will be the basis of determining the type and amount of coverage you need. Small and large companies can benefit from this type of coverage.This type of insurance can essentially protect just about anyone from the public that your company comes into contact with, to some degree.
What Is Products Liability Insurance?
Public and products liability differs in the sense that this type of cover is more focused on damages that are caused by a product you sell after it has reached the hands of the consumer. If you sell a product to a store and it is defective, the consumer has the right to take action against you, instead of trying to hold the owner of the store liable.
Keep in mind that you are considered the manufacturer if you are in charge of important products from one country to another. Even if you are not directly responsible for creating the product, the fact that you are offering it to others in this manner makes you solely responsible in the event there are some issues. For this reason, it is essential that all who intend to sell products in this manner need to consider public and products liability insurance.
Who Needs Public And Products Liability Insurance?
Public liability insurance coverage needs to be purchased by any company, sole proprietor or partnership that may be in a position to cause personal injury or property damage to another person. Even if there is only a very small chance that something may occur, you should make it a point to seek out coverage.
The reality is that this kind of coverage is not particularly required by all professions, but there are sometimes where it is a standard and there is no way to obtain licensing without it. One of the most popular instances being the case when subcontractors arrive on a construction site to perform work on behalf of another company. They are required to show proof of a policy before being allowed to begin work.
As far as product liability coverage, this is something you should keep in mind if you sell products to the general public. This could be anything ranging from a vehicle to a snack or cake. It does not matter how large or small, if there is a chance that someone may incur damages as a result of using your product, then you should make sure to have a policy in place.
Keep in mind that the amount of coverage you seek out will depend on the type of business you run, the size of your business and the kind of product or service you offer the public. The average range for a policy is $5M-$20M, but many tend to purchase at least $10M so there are no issues later when it comes to being able to afford to pay out. There are some companies that offer larger policies, so feel free to ask about that if you feel that it is needed.
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There are far too many companies out there that fail to protect the public when they are offering products and services. Not only is this a moral issue, but it can end up being a legal issue as well. If you are required to pay out a claim, it can lead to your business having to close, especially if you decided not to have an insurance policy in place.
Part of being a responsible owner is to make sure that everyone is covered in the event something happens. This means that the public will be rightfully compensated and you will be protected from being thrown into a financial tailspin. The only way to ensure that this happens is to talk to someone about public and product liability coverage. This will keep you and your business safe in case something goes wrong.
If you want to make sure that you are totally covered, you need to get in touch with us right away. We will make sure that you have all the coverage you need. Call us today for an obligation free quote!.