Insurance policyWith the financial climate as stormy as it is at the moment, this is the time to be looking at costs – but is it really the time to be taking risks? For some, the added expense of Business liability coverage may look like a tempting one to cut, but is it worth leaving your company exposed? Not only will Business liability coverage protect your company from the elements outside, it will also cover you for anything that’s brewing inside.
Dealing with the public has always carried a risk, the more people you deal with the more variables there are day to day and let’s face it an individual taking on a company in the courtroom is not the headline-hitting scandal it used to be, in fact it’s almost an all too regular occurrence.
Whether you’re in the right or the wrong, a lawsuit can easily cost you thousands in legal fees, lost productivity and damage control – and that’s before you’ve paid out any compensation. Business liability coverage protects your finances in these situations, meaning a lawsuit doesn’t have to cost you your company.
While it may appear that the public are taking the majority of the lawsuits – the fact is most lawsuits taken against companies come from within. An employee injured while at work may need both compensation and sick leave while they recover. Freak accidents by their very nature can’t be planned for– so Business liability coverage makes sure your finances don’t have to take the hit.
While it may be all too easy to think “that will never happen to us” when it comes to an out-of-the-blue lawsuit or a freak workplace accident, you could very easily find yourself paying for a lack of Business liability coverage for a lot longer than you would care to, or can afford to. While you may not be able to predict when or where you may need to call on your Business liability coverage, can you really risk going on without it?
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