General liability insurance covers some of the most common risks that almost every business is exposed to. It can provide financial protection if you are held responsible for injuries or property damages that affect a third party (meaning someone other than you or your employees).
General liability insurance also covers accusations of libel and slander.
What does General Liability insurance cover?
General liability insurance can cover specific types of accidents and unexpected situations, including:
Property damage: Accidental damage to someone else’s property.
Physical injury: Also called “bodily injury,” this refers to physical harm caused to a third party, such as a customer, client or passerby.
Personal injury: Also referred to as “advertising injury,” this can include claims related to advertising, such as copyright infringement, or damage to a party’s name or reputation, such as libel (written or visual defamation) and slander (verbal defamation).
Learn more about general liability insurance coverage.
Who needs General Liability insurance?
General liability insurance typically isn’t required by law. However, it protects against some of the basic risks most businesses face. Plus, clients may request proof of general liability insurance coverage before they’ll agree to work with you.
A few examples of businesses owners who can benefit from general liability coverage include:
- In some states, general contractors must have general liability coverage to get a professional license.
- Real estate agents may need a general liability insurance policy to earn a certification or license.
- A landlord may require proof of general liability coverage before agreeing to rent commercial property for a retail store.
How much does General Liability insurance cost?
For some businesses, the cost of general liability insurance can be as low as $11 monthly. Several factors influence monthly premiums, such as the type of work you do and where your business is located.**
What NEXT customers typically pay for General Liability insurance
NEXT offers customized general liability insurance that’s tailored to your unique needs.
50% of our customers pay less than $25 to $45 per month on general liability insurance.**
What is Workers’ Compensation insurance?
Workers’ compensation insurance provides coverage when an employee gets hurt or experiences an illness as a result of their work.
It helps your business by protecting it financially when an accident occurs. And it can help your employees by covering approved injury-related costs, such as medical treatments, and lost income.
What does Workers’ Compensation insurance cover?
Workers’ comp insurance helps cover financial losses after a workplace injury. This type of insurance can help pay for:
- Medical expenses such as ER visits, medical appointments and physical therapy
- Lost wages to supply the employee with income while they recover
- Retraining if the injury prevents them from returning to the same job
- Permanent injury, which includes long-term benefits for lifelong impairments
- Death benefits in the unfortunate event of a work-related death
Our workers’ compensation insurance at NEXT includes employers’ liability coverage. This provides protection if an employee files a lawsuit naming the employer’s actions (or failure to act) as a cause of their injury or illness.
Who needs Workers’ Compensation insurance?
In most states, businesses with employees must have workers’ compensation insurance.
Businesses that don’t comply with workers’ compensation laws can face fines or even felony charges.
Even if workers’ comp requirements don’t apply to your business, it’s a good idea to consider getting this insurance. Self-employed professionals, independent contractors and sole proprietors can also purchase this type of insurance to cover themselves with optional employer’s coverage.
How much does Workers’ Compensation insurance cost?
Workers’ compensation insurance costs can start as low as $12.20 monthly. The specific monthly premiums for each business are determined by how many employees you have, the type of work you do, your business location and other factors.***
50% of NEXT customers pay between $25 to $150 per month on workers’ comp insurance.
You can get workers’ compensation insurance quotes in minutes using our online instant quote process.
Do Workers’ Comp and General Liability insurance overlap?
There are similarities between the coverage that general liability and workers’ comp provide, but there is technically no overlap.
Both workers’ compensation and general liability insurance help protect businesses when an accident occurs or someone files a lawsuit against the business.
Like general liability insurance, workers’ compensation insurance may be requested by certain clients before they agree to sign a contract. Additionally, businesses may need proof of insurance to comply with license requirements or state law.
Many of the same factors are used when determining general liability and workers’ comp insurance costs, such as:
- Type of business operations
- Number of employees
- Business location
- Policy limits
- Claims history
How NEXT helps small businesses get insurance
NEXT makes it possible to get cheap business insurance tailored to your unique business needs.
We provide affordable coverage for 1,300+ professions. In addition to workers’ comp and general liability, we offer several other types of business insurance, including professional liability insurance, commercial property, business owner’s policy, tools & equipment and product liability insurance.
You can easily get a quote, purchase and manage everything online and have a certificate of insurance for general liability and workers’ compensation ready for download instantly. The whole process only takes about 10 minutes.
Get your instant workers’ comp and general liability insurance quotes today.