What Type of Business Insurance do you Need?

All businesses are built out of a vision. It could be the vision of one person or twenty. Either way, from the very first moment an entrepreneur decides to start a business they are at risk. Understanding the risks and safeguarding yourself and your business against those risks is imperative to the success of the business. 

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Having the right business insurance policies in place for your business is something you need to think about from day one. Failing to buy the correct business insurance that fully covers you and your business could lead to all manner of unfortunate events.

Thankfully, we live in a world that is well adapted to business insurance and the options are quite possibly limitless. Here are the business insurance policies every business should consider having in place.

Professional Liability Insurance

The first on the list and the most important. Public liability insurance is essential to any business that will be in contact with the general public whether this is inside or outside your office. This business insurance policy will help protect you against compensation claims for injury or damage from members of the public. 

Without this policy, you leave your company vulnerable to all sorts of legal action which could have devastating effects.

Professional Indemnity Insurance

If you’re in the business of giving out advice or professional services to other businesses you will want to make sure you have professional indemnity insurance. You will also want this policy should you deal with client or intellectual data. This policy will ensure that if you make a mistake that loses your client money and they decide to sue you, it will cover any of the legal fees or compensation claims.

You may find that many professional bodies and regulators require that you have this insurance to run your business. Always check in advance.

Employers’ Liability Insurance

This policy will be a legal requirement if you hire employees for your business. It will cover any compensation claims made by employees against you should they suffer severe injury or illness as a direct result of your business operations. 

Some businesses may be exempt from this requirement. You should always check with HSE first. 

Business Buildings Insurance

No matter what building you are operating in it’s likely you will need to have business building insurance, even if it’s not a legal requirement. It can be extremely useful should the unexpected or worse happen.

Those that have taken a mortgage out on their business building will be required to have a business building insurance policy.

Business Contents Insurance

As well as protecting the physical building itself you may also want to protect all the things inside it too. This is especially important if you operate a business that uses expensive equipment. If anything should get stolen, damaged or destroyed then you can claim on this policy to replace the equipment affected. 

Remember, loss of data can’t be protected or replaced by an insurance policy. Always have your business data backed up in the safest way possible. 

Stock Insurance

If you operate a business that needs to hold on to a lot of stock at any one time then stock insurance will help protect it. Should the unfortunate happen to your stock such as it being stolen, damaged or destroyed this policy will help to cover the loss of money and replace the stock.

Your stock should always be stored in a highly secure place within your business building or with a storage specialist company.  

Product Liability Insurance

Should one of our customers fall victim to injury or damage as a result of a product you sold, your business will be held accountable, even if you didn’t manufacture the product. It’s therefore important that you protect your business with product liability insurance which will protect you from any legal action and compensation claims.

Personal Accident Insurance

Serious injuries or deaths caused by accidents can be covered with a personal accident insurance policy. It will pay out for hospital bills, loss of income and medical costs. Usually, this policy pays up to £10,000 for an injury and £20,000 for death.

Business Interruption Insurance

You can get peace of mind with business interruption insurance which will cover your business in the case of material damage caused by floods or fires. The policy will cover the loss of money to help you get back up and running as quickly as possible.

Business Legal Protection InsurancePut simply, this business insurance policy helps protect you against any legal action brought against your business. It will also cover any costs in making legal action against another business or persons.  

Benefits of Using an Independent Insurance Broker

If you find shopping for insurance time consuming and complicated why not consider using the services of an Independent Insurance Broker like Weir Insurance?  They can guide you through the process from beginning to end and help you to get the type of cover you require for the best possible price with the minimum of fuss.  Covering the Newcastle and Northumberland area and with over forty years’ experience within the insurance industry you can be sure that at Weir Insurance they have all the knowledge and expertise required to make sure they find you the best possible quote available.

No matter what type of insurance you are looking for at Weir Insurance you can be certain that they will be able to offer you all the guidance, information and advice you need to make sure that you get a policy that is totally suited to your needs.  With a friendly team available to discuss your needs fully, explain any jargon and offer you expert knowledge they will do everything they can to ensure that you are totally happy at every stage, and with many years’ experience building great relationships with many different company’s they have specialist knowledge of what is available on the market both locally and with the larger national and multinational companies.

Whether you are looking for business insurance, residential insurance or trying to insure an item that is hard to cover you can be certain that Weir Insurance will be able to find you an insurance company that is ideal for you.  With a friendly and professional service and the expertise to find the policy you need at Weir Insurance they will be able to help you make sure they you have the correct level of cover and explain and terms and conditions before you have signed anything so you can be certain that you will receive no nasty surprises if you ever do need to make a claim.

With no hidden extras and an easy to understand pricing structure you will always know exactly where you stand at every step.  So if you are looking for insurance in Newcastle and Northumberland why not get in touch with Weir Insurance and see how they can help you.For further information please call one of our experienced insurance team today on 01670 365533 or visit the Weir Insurance brokers website. We have been helping our clients’ with their insurance needs since 1972. We talk to you about your requirements, work with you to figure out what cover you need (and what cover you don’t) and then use our relationship with dozens of insurers to find the best solution for you.