The only way to effectively protect the assets of your business is to carry adequate Commercial General Liability (CGL) insurance coverage. CGL protects your business from damages caused by bodily injury or property damage for which your business is found to be legally liable.
What Does CGL Cover?
A typical CGL policy provides coverage for claims of bodily injury or other physical injury, personal injury (libel or slander), advertising injury and property damage as a result of your products, premises or operations, and can be offered as a package policy with other coverages such as property, crime, automobile and more. As a safeguard against liability, CGL enables you to continue your normal operations while dealing with real or fraudulent claims of negligence or wrongdoing. CGL policies also provide coverage for the cost to defend and settle claims. Here is more detail into what a typical CGL policy may cover:
Coverage is provided for written contracts, agreements and permits.
Protects against offenses made by you or your staff during the course of business, such as libel, slander, disparagement or copyright infringement in advertisements.
Provides coverage for legal expenses for liability claims brought against your business, regardless of who is at fault.
Provides coverage for medical expenses if someone is injured on your premises or by your products.
Provides coverage for bodily injury and property damage sustained by others on your premises or in conjunction with your business operations.
Provides coverage for bodily injury and property damage sustained by others as a result of your products.
How Much Coverage Does Your Business Need?
The amount of coverage that your business needs depends on three factors: perceived risk, where you operate your business and the type of products you manufacture.