An Introduction to Indemnity Insurance
- Price: £3.60
- Published: October 2015
- Type: Business Information Factsheet
- Format: PDF
Whatever type of business you run, you may be liable to pay compensation to a third party who has suffered damages or has been injured as a result of negligence by you or your employees, or due to a faulty product or service. If this happens, and you are found to be responsible, a successful claim for damages could ruin your business financially unless you are covered by appropriate insurance policies.
This factsheet defines the different types of third-party indemnity insurance, including public and product liability, and professional and personal indemnity cover. It explains the benefits of indemnity insurance, which is provided to protect you and your business from the risks and consequences of claims against you. It also provides suggestions about what you need to consider when choosing indemnity policies.
This factsheet is intended as a starting point only and you should take advice from a professional insurance broker before you make any decisions.