As a small company, you may not think much about lawsuits or claims from customers. You work to provide a service or product to your customer and do your best at it. Yet, risk follows every company. Without general liability insurance, a small business is vulnerable to financial loss. In some cases, this can cause the folding of the company.
Today, business owners work with independent contractors to handle many of their specific needs. Yet, many also still use employees to handle tasks such as courier work or product delivery. When you have employees doing the work, you need to have insurance to protect those drivers and your assets.
As a business owner, you take responsibility for the environment of the operation, and the conduct within. You want a nice, safe, honest and secure business, to put it lightly. But, how can you respond if a dissatisfied customer has a bone to pick?
Contractors insurance typically covers contractors for on-the-job hazards. This means that they’re going to be covered should someone be injured in the course of their performing the job, or if there is damage to the client’s property.
One of the most commonly used part of a general liability insurance policy is bodily injury liability, which covers medical expenses for those who are injured on a business’ property. Not all injuries are covered, however.