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Insurance for Employers

Business growth usually leads to the need for more staff, temporary workers, or contractors. That growth in revenue and staffing comes with a few business risks, including the costs incurred by a sick or injured employee. Carrying Employers’ Liability Insurance (sometimes called EL insurance) is a legal requirement for almost every business with employees in the UK. It's purpose is to insure against liability for injury or
disease to your employees arising out of their employment.

You can save both time and money by adding the necessary coverage to an existing business policy alongside your public liability insurance, and any other form of coverage your business calls for.

Do I have to Insure Temporary Workers?

If you insure temporary worker, you it's important you have employers' liability coverage for every temporary or contract worker you employ. Tradesman Insurance 4U serves that need by offering affordable policies for many types of business.

Inquire today to get a quote and see what coverage level suits your business.

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Reduce Your Claim Risk

The first line of defense should always be good health and safety practices. Taking reasonable steps to reducing the risk of accident, infection, or injury cuts your chances of facing a claim.

Review relevant regulations and best practices in your industry and always make sure they are being followed. Carry out a workplace risk assessment with the help of your employees and repeat this on a yearly basis.

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Watch the Details

You must have liability coverage for each full-time employee for every day they are on the job. Failing to carry this insurance could incur a fine of up to £2,500 per day.

Be sure to give your insurance company an accurate employee count when buying or renewing liability insurance- casual, part-time, and seasonal workers do count as staff so you must make sure your policy also covers them. However, you can omit immediate family who work for you as (for insurance purposes) they do not count as employees.

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Claims from Former Employees

Sometimes employees who have already left your company have legitimate claims. This is so because it can take many weeks or months for some diseases and disorders to produce symptoms.

In rarer cases, a physical injury like Carpal Tunnel Syndrome might not show symptoms until just after the employee has left the company. If the condition in question could be connected with the former employee's work, they may have a valid claim.

Employer liability insurance helps protect you from these delayed claims.

Ensure you get the coverage you need

  • When choosing what type or even types of liability insurance you will take, make sure you read all documentation carefully before you sign on the dotted line.
  • Make sure you choose the right limit of indemnity that won't leave you or your business at risk.
  • Make sure you have an accurate replacement value of tools and property, so that you can adequately replace your vital equipment that earns you your living, should something happen
  • If you engage people in employment, even in your own residence, you are legally mandated to take out employer’s liability insurance. if you fail to do so, you could pay heavy fines.
  • Whether it's a legal requirement or not, ensure you get the right types of insurance to protect what matters most, your business.

What types of cover can I get?

From public liability insurance to employer's liability, professional indemnity to additional tool cover, we offer a wide range of insurance options to protect you and your business, find out more by heading to our insurance cover types section. If you still have more questions, head to our business insurance FAQs section or give us a call and one of our advisors will be happy to help.

Do I Need Employers’ Liability Insurance?

If you employ staff, even on a casual basis, you will need to carry Employers’ Liability Insurance. If you hire contractors you are also required to have cover for this. Self-employed persons and people who only employ immediate family are exempt from this requirement.

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What is Employers’ Liability Insurance?

Employers’ Liability Insurance protects you against the cost of compensation claims arising from employee illness or injury that’s sustained as a result of their work for you.

It is a legal requirement if your business employs one or more people, and every day you go without cover brings fines of up to £2,500.

In addition to being a legal requirement, Employers’ Liability Insurance provides affordable protection against expensive legal claims by current or former staff.

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