Businesses require to have Employers’ Liability insurance by law. This is so if an employee gets injured at work due to the employer’s breach of duty there is a guaranteed fund available to meet any claim. Public liability insurance covers organisations and businesses against negligence and breaches of duty which cause injury and loss to people other than their employees. This type of insurance is not compulsory by law but it is crucial to have in practice because even a single claim can be enough to bankrupt a business. Public liability claim against a small trade business We have come across a recent example of a public liability insurer refusing to cover a business for a claim against the business for fire damage to a house in Moray caused by probable negligence on the part of one of the employees of the business. This scenario gives rise to a valid claim against the business on the basis of vicarious liability. Alleged negligence leads to under-floor fire at domestic Continue Reading
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