General liability insurance covers customer injuries, customer property damage, and related lawsuits. It’s often required for commercial leases and contracts.
If a visitor is injured at your jobsite or property damage occurs during a renovation, for instance, general liability insurance can cover medical bills or the cost of repairs. This policy provides liability coverage related to:
If you run a small construction or contracting business, you may be able to bundle general liability insurance with commercial property insurance in a business owner’s policy. A BOP offers more complete coverage at a lower cost than purchasing each policy separately. Businesses that are eligible for a BOP typically:
Talk to a licensed Insureon agent to find out if your construction business is eligible.
If a customer trips over a tool box or a ladder while you’re doing electrical or carpentry work, you could be blamed for the injury. If the person sues, you could end up paying for medical and legal expenses. General liability insurance covers:
This policy does not cover employee injuries. For that, you’ll need to purchase workers’ compensation insurance.
Accidents can be costly for builders and contractors. General liability insurance safeguards small businesses when client property is damaged. For example, if a client’s furniture is damaged during remodeling, your general liability policy could help pay for the cost of repair or replacement. This policy can also cover the cost of a lawsuit if a client decides to take you to court over damaged property.
While advertising your company and its construction services, it’s possible to inadvertently copy a competitor’s slogan or mimic another advertising campaign. Accidental advertising injuries are covered by general liability insurance, including:
While general liability insurance covers basic construction and contracting risks, it does not offer absolute protection. Other policies to consider include:
Workers’ compensation insurance: Required in almost every state for construction businesses with employees, workers’ comp can cover medical fees for work-related injuries.
Commercial auto insurance: This policy covers vehicles owned by your construction or contracting business. It typically pays for accidents and damages related to theft, weather, and vandalism.
Contractor’s tools and equipment insurance: This policy helps pay for repair or replacement of a contractor’s tools and equipment if they are lost, stolen, or damaged.
Professional liability insurance: This policy covers professional mistakes and oversights, such as a contractor missing a deadline for a project.
Builder’s risk insurance: Builder’s risk insurance can pay for damage done to a structure still under construction, such as fire or vandalism at a construction site.
Are you ready to safeguard your construction or contracting business with general liability insurance? Complete Insureon’s easy online application today. Once you find the right policy, you can begin coverage in less than 24 hours.