Employers' liability cover can help protect the staff in your business.
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We can provide a single combined liability policy for your convenience.
Permanent, temporary and part-time employees as well as causal workers and labour-only contractors can be covered.
We offer a quick and easy Direct Debit instalment scheme so you can spread payment over ten months.
Ensure your business has the correct cover in the event that one of your employees is injured as a result of your company. This insurance covers employers for up to £10 million per claim.Get a Quote
Necessary employers' liability insurance
It is a legal requirement in the UK to have employers' liability insurance if you have any staff. This cover protects them from accidents and bodily injury which are deemed to be your fault while working for you. If you have any full or part time staff, volunteers, interns, contracted or freelance workers, it’s your responsibility to have the correct cover in place.
Cover for up to £10 million for employers' liability claims
Should an employee injure themselves as a result of your business you could be liable in a compensation claim against you. Our employers’ liability insurance covers up to £10 million for any one claim. Of course, not many businesses can afford this kind of claim which is why employers' liability insurance is a legal requirement to protect your employees.
What does employers' liability insurance cost?
Premiums are either based on a per head basis or estimated annual wages/salaries. Our premiums start from as little as £250 and we cover employees who work from their own premises or on your customers' premises or whilst temporarily abroad for non-manual sales visits. Manual work abroad can be considered on application. In fact, as a specialist commercial insurance broker we can find you cover for a wide variety of professions and business types.
Business insurance packages
Employers' liability is not generally bought in isolation and typically it will be arranged along with your Public Liability insurance. For high street shops, restaurants and offices, employers’ liability cover will be included within the basic cover section under a package policy. We specialise in business insurance of many kinds and can tailor you a policy to include public, products and employers’ liability as well as business insurance protection for your assets and property.
When you need to make a claim, we'll guide you through the process and get your claim settled as quickly as possible.
As an employer you are responsible for the health and safety of your employees whilst they are at work. Should your employees be injured at work or become ill as a result they may be able to claim compensation.
The Employers' Liability Act 1969 made employers’ liability insurance compulsory in the UK for most businesses with employees. Employers' liability insurance enables your business to meet the cost of compensation awarded to injured employees as well as associated legal costs.
When you take out or renew a policy including employers' liability insurance with us we will provide you with a certificate of employers' liability insurance that will state the companies covered by the policy.
This must be displayed prominently where your employees can read it. You may display your certificate electronically but if you choose to do so you must ensure that your employees know how and where to find it and have reasonable access.
If you have contracted employees you will almost certainly need employers' liability insurance. Employers can be fined up to £2500 a day whilst they don't have adequate liability cover.
There are some other occasions that are exempt but these can vary depending of the nature of the work, the relationship, the contract between you and the staff member. Always seek advice before you leave yourself, your business and your employee vulnerable.
Employers' liability insurance is most likely needed if:
Staff who may not need employers' liability cover are:
If you employ staff, you are legally required to take out employers' liability insurance but if you fail to do so you may be fined up to £2,500 for any day which you are without suitable cover. This is enforced by the Health and Safety Executive.
To meet the legal requirement cover of £5 million is typically needed, but most insurers – including Towergate – will offer up to £10 million. Compensation claims for staff are often very high, which is why the insurance is compulsory.
We will only arrange your employers' liability cover when we are also arranging your public liability insurance, or as part of a small package business cover policy.
Whilst public liability insurance is not compulsory this will protect your business from claims for injury or damage from third parties other than employees.
If you would prefer to spread the cost of your policy you have the option of setting up a Direct Debit to pay your premium in equal monthly instalments through our preferred provider, Premium Credit Limited (PCL).
If you want to know more about our monthly payment option, please read our dedicated page on Direct Debit. To understand more about how PCL work together with Towergate, please read our Regulatory Information.
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