Public liability insurance for market traders

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With the busy backdrop to any stall upping the likelihood of accidents, market traders and stallholders tend to face more risks than most. It’s here that public liability can protect you and put your mind at rest, keeping you covered if a member of the public suffers a loss or injury because of your business. Click below to compare market trader insurance quotes and a find a policy that fits your own requirements.

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What does public liabilty insurance cover?

Public liability insurance is essential for most businesses, as it will keep you covered if a mistake is made which causes injury to a customer or member of the public, or damage to their property.

A customer slipping or tripping over is one of the most common accidents in the book, and can often result in a public liability insurance claim. Take a look at our article for a quick run-through of how this cover works, and why most businesses need it: Why is public liability important?

Choose your level of cover

At Simply Business, we offer a minimum level of £1 million for public liability cover, but how do you choose the right level for you?

Depending on what you sell at your market stall or where it’s located, you may need more than the minimum level of cover, so check in with your local council – they should be able to tell you what you’ll need, plus give a bit of guidance on local process.

Need more details? Hear more about your business cover options from our expert team in a quick set of videos. Just choose the cover you’re interested in and get some expert insight into how our range of options can help your stall.

Watch the details

It’s very important to make sure you understand what you need from your market trader insurance. Use the check points below to get you thinking.

  • Check the policy documents before you buy for exclusions and excesses
  • If you employ people, you’re legally obliged to take out employers’ liability insurance. Not doing this could lead to a heavy fine
  • Is your business covered for the right things? For example, if your work involves you being at heights above 10m, is this covered?
  • Have you chosen the right level of cover for your business and a level that’s acceptable for your customers?

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