Based on Hiscox claim data from 1/1/2016-1/10/2019
GENERAL LIABILITY (GL)
Protects your business from a third party’s claims of bodily injury, property damage, and personal injury like slander and libel.
BUSINESS PERSONAL PROPERTY COVERAGE (BPP)
Available as an add-on to a GL policy, Business Personal Property Coverage covers accidental damage to your personal business property on premises (e.g. computers, printers, tablets, and office furniture). Coverage is also provided for property off-premises, such as laptops, mobile phones, tools and other equipment.
GL CLAIM EXAMPLE
Third-party property damage:
While cleaning a home, you accidentally leave a faucet running at the residence, causing overflow and significant water damage to the home. General liability insurance protects against third-party claims of property damage, and would cover the cost to fix it.
You have been commissioned to wax the floor of a convenience store. A patron in the store slips and falls, breaking his leg. The patron sues the convenience store, who in turn sues you. General liability insurance protects cleaners against third-party claims of bodily injury, associated medical costs, and potential legal action.
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