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Assisting in the shaping of the already built environment is such a huge responsibility which is characterised a fair amount of risks. The good news is that civil engineer insurance from Tradesman Insurance 4u features provisions which will protect you from compensation claims, regardless of what it is that you are working on - whether it is roads, buildings or even major infrastructure projects.

Take note, not only will having a solid civil engineer insurance policy help get your business back on its feet in any eventuality, but it is also able to reassure potential clients when you set out in search of better business.

To crown it all, you should also make it a habit to comprehensively compare quotes from multiple insurers since they'll make it easier for you to set up a personalised policy in a matter of minutes (bearing in mind the fact that you will be able to choose from covers such as the public liability, business legal protection, professional indemnity etc). Of course you can do that right here at Tradesman Insurance 4u.

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How can I get a quote?

You can get a quote by filling in our simple to use online form, or by clicking any of the "start quote" buttons throughout our site. Once you've completed that we'll take over and find the best quote to suit you and your business.

If there's anything you're unsure of give us a call on 02071 185247, one of our advisors will be happy to help.

If you'd prefer for us to give you a call, you can request a call back request a callback and we'll give you a call back at a time that suits you.

Offering specialist tradesman insurance policies to construction professionals in the UK, we've got you covered no matter what the scenario.

How much public liability coverage is necessary?

It's highly unlikely you'll find an insurance company who will advise the limit of cover you need, mainly due to liability reasons. Our team of advisors will be happy to discuss your options and help find the policy that suits your needs best, however the amount and type of cover will be your responsibility to decide.

In some cases your job may stipulate the amount of liability cover you require. Many industry organisations and professional bodies could also prove a good source of information and be able to offer advice. At Tradesman Insurance 4u we offer between £500,000 and £10 million in public liability liability limit of cover for Civil Engineers.

What is public liability insurance?

Public liability insurance is a cover designed to protect you and your business from various compensation claims. Public liability insurance can protect you and your business from the following:

  • injury compensation: when injury has been caused to a client, member of the public, customer, supplier or passerby by you or your business.
  • propery damage compensation
  • legal fees associated with injury or damage compensation claims

For example, if you are a scaffolder and dropped a pole on a clients foot, or if you're a painter and decorator and were to spill a tin of paint on a clients carpet, you could face a compensation claim.

What is professional indemnity insurance?

Professional indemnity insurance is designed to protect your business from compensation claims made by a client due to mistakes made in your work. It can cover you from the following:

  • professional negligence
  • unintentional breaches of copyright or confidentiality
  • loss of documents or data
  • defamation or libel

It'll often be useful cover if your business provides provides advice or expertise to third parties, it's is a must for any company whose clients might suffer financial loss as a result of your advice, services or designs. For example, if you're an electrical contractor who's design or implementation has caused a malfunction, you may face a compensation claim that having professional indemnity insurance would greatly benefit you.

Do I legally require public liability insurance?

Although not legally required, as most business come into contact with the public one way or another, public liability insurance is normally very useful to have for your business. You'll often find some contracts will require you to have a certain level of public liability insurance before you can start work.

What business takes out public liability insurance?

Public liability insurance is particularly important for construction workers and shop owners, however if your business comes into contact with the general public, it'll be useful for your business.

What insurance does a Civil Engineer need?

It largely depends on the type of work you do and what type of business you have. As a sole trader working on a building site you may just require public liability insurance to protect you from injury compensation or property damage claims, but if you need insurance in the case of giving advice, to cover your tools or employees you'll require a policy including extra cover. You can find out all you need to know regarding cover types by reading our FAQ's and insurance cover yypes in full.

What insurance does a self employed Civil Engineer need?

Whether you're an Civil Engineer operating as a business or on a self-employed basis, you'll need a specialist insurance policy to protect how you earn your living. Often you'll need a policy with a range of cover options such as public liabilty, employer's liability, property damage cover and professional indemnity. If you're unsure of what cover you need one of our advisors will be happy to guide you, just give us a call on 02071 185247.

Does professional indemnity insurance cover public liability?

Although also providing cover for complensation claims, professional indemnity insurance is a different insurance product, offering protection against different types of claims due to mistakes. Professional indemnity insurance can be a standalone policy in some cases, or an addition to public liability insurance.

Does professional indemnity insurance cover bodily injury?

Professional indemnity insurance does not provide cover against bodily injury, it's purpose is to provide cover against compensation claims due to mistakes in your work. For protection against bodily injury that's it's best to look into public liability insurance.

Is professional indemnity insurance compulsory?

Although not compusory under law, some professions, including solicitors, financial advisors, architects and accountant require it due the rules stipulated by the relevant regulators and professional bodies. Some contracts may also require you have it before you're able to start a job.

Do I need product liability insurance?

Product liability insurance isn't required by law, however if you're a salesperson, manufacturer or supplier, you have a duty of care towards your customers. The Consumer Protection Act requires you to make sure that the goods you supply are safe. If injury or damage is caused to a customer or their property due to your product, you could end up facing legal action.

Do I need employer's liability insurance?

Carrying Employers’ Liability Insurance is a legal requirement for almost every business in the UK that has employees. It's purpose is to insure against liability for injury or disease to your employees arising out of their employment. You must also carry insurance for every temporary or contract worker you employ.

How much is Civil Engineers public liability insurance?

Civil Engineers public liability insurance policies from Tradesman Insurance 4u start at £149.95 a year, or £12.50 month if you choose to pay via direct debit (applicable if your policy is over £200).

Can I include personal injury insurance?

Tradesman Insurance 4u presently offers a single level for personal injury cover. Compensation can be up to £10,000 for injuries to as much as £20,000 for death. Keep in mind the maximum pay-out which one is entitled to is usually determined by the nature of the injury sustained.

How can I find out more?

For a much more in depth look at our frequently asked questions, visit our FAQ page.

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The world of insurance can be daunting, especially when relating to complicated matters such as liability and compensation when a claim is being made against you. Even before an official claim has been made, the team of legal advisors we work with will be there to help you.

In terms of the claim itself, our advisors can guide you through the steps you need to take to prepare and how to further protect yourself.

How to make a claim

To discuss your insurance requirements further, or to make a claim on an existing policy you can call us on:

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Professional indemnity insurance for civil Engineers

Having professional indemnity insurance is deemed vital for all businesses that give advice or offer professional services to other businesses. It covers you in the event that you give out faulty advice that causes financial loss to a client. PI insurance, as it's also know, can be standalone coverage or added in combination with another policy. Here at Tradesman Insurance 4u, we offer between £250,000 and £5 million in professional indemnity coverage, helping greatly limit any risk to your business.

Public liability insurance for civil Engineers

The core of a civil Engineers insurance policy will normally be public liability insurance, it's an often vital cover for yours and most other trades, as it can protect you if someone is injured or their property is damaged due to your business. Tradesman Insurance 4u offers between £1 million and £10 million in public liability cover at hugely competitive prices, to protect you against any related costs incurred.

Employers’ liability insurance

As a business owner with employees, you are required by law to also have employers' liability insurance, which is designed to cover for claims from employees who have experienced accidents, suffered from injuries, or have fallen seriously ill as a direct result of working for your company. This is even more important for high-risk jobs such as in construction and other industrial-related trades.

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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.

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