Public Liability Insurance

For Whom ?

This policy is suitable for all industrial units and business establishments exposed to liability arising out of accidents in the course of their business operations.

Main Features

This policy indemnifies against amounts the insured is legally liable to pay as damages to third party victims of an accident. These include :

• Compensation for accidental death, bodily injury or disease to third parties.
• Damage to or loss of property belonging to third parties arising out of an accident, including legal costs incurred with the prior consent of the insurer.
• Legal and Civil liabilities of the directors and officers of the company.

Additional Covers

The following optional covers are available for additional premium :-

• Pollution risks caused by a sudden, unintended and unexpected cause which takes place at a specific time and place during the policy period.
• Transportation risks outside the premises arising out of an accident directly caused by dangerous materials or hazardous substances while being transported by rail, road, or pipeline.
• Cover for multiple units : Non manufacturing premises of the insured such as offices, depots, god owns etc. located at different places, incidental to the insured’s business activities can be covered.

Benefits

• Policy covers all amounts the insured is legally liable to pay the third party during the policy period including legal costs, and expenses subject to the limit of indemnity terms and conditions of the policy.
• Policy cannot be issued for unlimited liability.

Premium

• A rate between 0.1% and 0.5% on limit of liability is charged depending on the nature of insured business.
• SONARWA may, at its discretion, permit mid term increase/decrease in the limit of indemnity during the policy period.
• Discounts are offered for optimal higher excess.

Requirements

A proposal form duly filled along with a declaration by the proposer that all the statutory requirements relating to the business activities are complied with, are required.

Recommendations

As the prevailing public law is stringent and the courts are awarding huge sums arising out of liabilities, it is prudent to take such an insurance cover even in cases where it is not mandatory.

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