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As risks within your organization continuously evolve, from ensuring employee safety to mitigating product liability and enhancing customer safety, our expertise helps to protect many company sizes, shapes, and industries.

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Key coverages to protect your business

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Key Features of
Commercial Casualty Insurance:

Commercial casualty insurance is a broad category of insurance that provides coverage for businesses against liability and loss arising from accidents, injuries, and damage to third parties. It helps protect businesses from financial losses due to legal claims or lawsuits stemming from their operations. Here’s a detailed look at what commercial casualty insurance entails:

  • Bodily Injury: Covers legal liabilities arising from injuries to third parties (e.g., customers, visitors) that occur on the business premises or as a result of business operations.
  • Property Damage: Provides coverage for damage caused by the business to someone else’s property.
  • Personal and Advertising Injury: Protects against claims of libel, slander, copyright infringement, and other reputational harms.
  • General Liability Insurance: The most common form, providing broad coverage for various liability risks associated with daily business operations.
  • Professional Liability Insurance: Also known as Errors and Omissions (E&O) insurance, it covers professionals against claims of negligence or inadequate work.
  • Product Liability Insurance: Covers claims of injury or damage caused by products sold or manufactured by the business.
  • Commercial Auto Liability Insurance: Provides coverage for damages and injuries caused by vehicles used for business purposes.
  • Workers’ Compensation Insurance: Required in most states, it covers medical expenses and lost wages for employees injured on the job.
  • Accidents on Business Premises: Incidents like slips and falls that result in injury to third parties while on business property.
  • Product-Related Claims: Injuries or damages caused by defective or harmful products manufactured or sold by the business.
  • Operational Incidents: Accidents or damages caused by the business’s activities, such as a contractor causing damage while working on a project.
  • Vehicle Accidents: Accidents involving company vehicles or employees driving for business purposes.

Common exclusions include intentional acts, criminal activities, pollution-related damages, and liabilities related to certain professional services unless specifically covered under a professional liability policy.

  • Risk Mitigation: Helps mitigate the financial impact of lawsuits and claims, which can be substantial and potentially crippling for businesses.
  • Legal Compliance: Ensures that businesses comply with legal requirements for liability coverage, which is often mandated by contracts or regulations.
  • Business Continuity: Protects against financial losses that could disrupt operations or threaten the survival of the business.

Policies can be tailored to the specific risks faced by different types of businesses, allowing for customized coverage that addresses unique exposures and operational hazards.

The cost of commercial casualty insurance varies depending on factors such as the size of the business, industry, location, claims history, and the scope of coverage.

  • Financial Protection: Provides a safety net against the potentially high costs of legal defense and settlements.
  • Credibility and Trust: Demonstrates a commitment to responsibility and risk management, which can enhance trust and credibility with customers, clients, and partners.
  • Access to Contracts: Many contracts, especially in construction and government sectors, require proof of liability coverage as a condition of doing business.
  • Retail Stores: Coverage for slip and fall accidents and damage to customer property.
  • Manufacturers: Product liability coverage for injuries or damages caused by defective products.
  • Service Providers: Professional liability coverage for claims related to service errors or omissions.
  • Construction Companies: Coverage for property damage or injuries caused during construction activities.

Commercial casualty insurance is an essential component of a comprehensive risk management strategy for businesses, offering protection against a wide range of liability risks that could lead to significant financial loss. By providing coverage for accidents, injuries, and damages that occur during business operations, it helps ensure that businesses can continue to operate smoothly and sustainably in the face of potential legal challenges.

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