General Liability Insurance

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General liability insurance safeguards you from claims that could hurt your business, such as lawsuits and property damage. This insurance coverage is the foundation of your business protection.

With your unique needs in mind, our licensed professionals will create a customized insurance program that will ensure you and your business are protected no matter what happens. Learn more about General Liability insurance and our coverage options below:

  • What is General Liability Insurance Coverage?
  • Who needs General Liability Insurance?
  • What’s the difference between General Liability and Workers’ Compensation coverage?
  • What is the difference between General Liability and Professional Liability?
  • Why do small businesses need General Liability Insurance?
  • How much does General Liability Insurance Cost? 
  • What does General Liability Insurance Cover?
  • What are some helpful tips for new business owners?
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  • What is General Liability Insurance Coverage?

    General Liability Insurance protects your business from financial loss due to claims of an act or omission by you, your employees or any third party working with your business.

    It provides coverage for your legal liability if someone is hurt on your property or alleges that you breached a contract, but it also covers you in other situations, such as premises/operations, independent contractors, personal injury, and advertising injury.

    Who needs General Liability Insurance?

    Any business that has employees or hires independent contractors — including nonprofits — usually needs general liability insurance. It is the most commonly purchased type of insurance because it protects you from claims that arise out of your everyday operations.

    Even if you think the risk of being sued is low, the cost of defending against one lawsuit could be greater than the cost to indemnify yourself through insurance.

    With our extensive experience and knowledge, we can find the best coverage for your individual business needs.

    What’s the difference between General Liability and Workers’ Compensation coverage?

    General Liability Insurance protects your business from financial loss due to bodily injury or property damage resulting from an act or omission by you, your employees, or any third party working on your behalf.

    Workers’ Compensation protects you from claims filed by your own employees related to work injuries or illnesses.

    What is the difference between General Liability and Professional Liability?

    Commercial General Liability Insurance, often referred to as “slip and fall” coverage, protects you when someone or something outside of your business is hurt or damaged.

    Professional Liability insurance covers you when you are accused of not having done your job correctly or giving bad advice. It’s also known as error and omissions insurance (E&O).

    Why do small businesses need General Liability Insurance?

    Many small businesses believe they are too small to face legal or financial problems. However, a lawsuit can come from anywhere – a disgruntled customer, a business partner, an acquaintance, etc.

    If you’re sued and found liable for damages, your assets could be seized as well as future earnings. Protect yourself with a commercial liability insurance policy from Vanasek Insurance, available from a variety of carriers to fit your individual needs.

    How much does General Liability Insurance Cost?

    The price of an insurance policy depends on the type of industry you’re in, your location, how old you are, and the number of employees you have. The price also varies depending on how much protection you need, deductibles, and other factors.

    There are many variables that will play into the final premium cost, but be sure to work with an agent who can help you determine what your needs are and how to best protect yourself.

    What does General Liability Insurance Cover?

    General Liability Insurance covers claims of financial loss due to injuries or allegations of liability that arise out of your business. It can be purchased as a stand-alone policy or in combination with other types of insurance policies, like Commercial Auto Insurance, to provide additional protection for your business.

    Coverage Highlights:

    • General Liability can cover the costs of bodily injury, property, and advertising damage claims made against your business.
    • Third-Party Bodily Injury – a person who is injured on your property may make claim against the business for injuries sustained.
    • Third-Party Property Damage – if you or an employee damages a third party’s property, you may face a property damage claim.
    • Advertising injury – may help cover the cost of a claim made against the business due to similar advertising practices that give rise to a claim of infringement.
    • Reputation harm – a claim of slander or libel has injured another business’s reputation.
    • Fiduciary liability – the business owner breached its duty of care to another individual or entity.
    • Contractual claims – arise when there is an allegation that you breached a contract with another party.
    • Product liability – insures against injury caused by your product usage.
    • Workers’ compensation Insurance – covers you when an employee is injured on the job.

    What are some helpful tips for new business owners?

    When starting a new business, there may be lots of things to think about. It’s important to make sure you get General Liability Insurance in place early on because the process can take 1-2 weeks. The last thing you want is to experience an event that triggers potential claims and then find out that you’re without coverage.

    Also, be sure to keep records on file of all your purchases and sales. This will help show that you had good intentions but were simply misunderstood in a claim situation.

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