Utah General Liability Insurance

What does a typical General Liability Insurance policy cover?
Liability Insurance covers five basic categories of business liability:

  • Bodily Injury — physical harm to a person at your place of business, or an injury caused by your employee at a client’s site.
  • Completed Operations/Products Liability — losses after your business has completed work for a customer (such as repairing appliances or installing plumbing), or from manufacturing and distributing products.
  • Personal Injury — damage to the reputation or rights of a person or business due to slander, libel, copyright infringement, invasion or privacy, false arrest, wrongful eviction, etc.
  • Advertising Injury — losses caused by your advertising (spoken or written); for example, an ad that trashes a competitor.
  • Independent Contractors Liability Insurance — damage from the acts of an independent contractor hired by your business.

Medical Payments: Pays the medical expenses of a person injured on your premises (a customer, client, visitor, or even a trespasser) up to a stated amount, regardless of fault — as a goodwill gesture to prevent lawsuits.
Damages Covered
Your Business Liability Insurance will pay three types of damages:

  • Compensatory damages —financial losses of the claimant, plus additional monetary losses resulting from the claim.
  • General damages — for intangible losses ("pain and suffering.” “mental anguish,” etc.)
  • Punitive damages — penalties against your business for committing a wrongful act.

Although General Liability insurance provides a wide range of protection for your business, it won’t pay liability claims related to these areas (which you can cover with other policies):

  • On-the-job injuries to employees (Workers Compensation Insurance)
  • Operating autos or trucks in your business (Business Auto Policy)
  • Performing, or failing to perform, professional services (Professional Liability/Errors & Omissions)
  • Acts as a corporate director or officer (Directors & Officers Policy)
  • Pollution (Environmental Liability Insurance)
  • Damage to property of others in the care, custody and control of your business — for example, an electronic repair shop storing customers’ televisions (Baillee’s Customer Floater); and
  • Products, such as food items or toys, subject to recall.

General Liability Insurance also excludes coverage for losses related to war, terrorism, or nuclear events.
The Bottom Line
A well-crafted General Liability policy can help give you financial peace of mind, freeing you up to grow your business. Go ahead and get a free Utah general liability insurance quote now!