Public liability insurance and more: Why insuring your business is critical
Monday 27th July 2009
In recent years, technological innovations have changed the way we think of work. The world of online connectivity has allowed for many businesses to form in new and exciting ways, even leading to many UK companies existing without formal office space. Despite these new business structures, it remains critical for businesses to protect themselves with insurance schemes such as general liability insurance, public liability insurance and beyond.
If you are a new business owner, no matter how you intend to operate your services, you will have to make sure to protect the company that you have worked so hard to create.
For starters, it is required by UK law that all businesses offer employer liability insurance. Essentially, this will cover two critical components of your company. First, your employees will be glad to know that they are protected during their time at work, as this form of insurance will protect them in case they fall ill or endure injury.
Secondly, in the event that an employee files suit against your company for falling ill or an accidental injury on the job, you will be protected.
Another important form of insurance that will help ensure the security of your practice is public liability insurance. This will not only help you in the case that any member of the public plans to sue your company but cover you and your employees outside of a general office setting as well.
Lastly, it is a good idea to further safeguard your business with professional indemnity insurance, if you’d like to rest assured that your company is protected. This is an urgent form of insurance for any business that offers advice and services to clients. This, of course, means that any type of consulting firm should employ this insurance scheme.
By having this protection, you will be safe if a client is unhappy with the work you have produced and files suit against your company. While this event is not fun to think about, it is something that you have to consider in the long run, because if it does unfortunately happen, you will need to be prepared for it.
There are many insurance companies within the UK who want to help give you peace of mind for your business, no matter how it is structured. You can also do your own research on the Internet before arranging a policy with a reputable provider.
Bearing all of this mind, it is incredibly important to have these three forms of business insurance if you are working in the advice service fields. This means that any firm that offers services such as management consulting, recruitment consulting, marketing, public and press relations, engineers, and assessments of all kinds will benefit greatly with this additional protection.
Plan ahead and be prepared in the case that certain projects may not always be received the way you had hoped. This way, if something does happen, you will be able to bounce back quickly and continue in your business ventures. Get smart; get insured.
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