Hamburger icon

Menu

  • Business insurance

    Business insurance covers

  • Support
  • Claims
  • Manage your policy
Telephone iconCall Us0333 0146 683
Our opening hours

What does employers' liability insurance cover?

Start your quoteLearn more
Simply Business condensed logo icon
Chevron right icon
Business insurance
Chevron right icon
Business insurance FAQs
Chevron right icon
What is employers' liability insurance?
Chevron right icon
What does employers' liability insurance cover?

Employers’ liability insurance can cover compensation payments and legal costs if an employee sues their employer or ex-employer for a work-related illness or injury. The compensation amount may take into account things like medical costs and lost income.

Employers’ liability insurance is designed to cover the costs if an employee claims compensation for illness or injury that they believe has been caused by their work.

For example, an office worker is badly injured when they trip over a cable running across the floor. A former employee is diagnosed with an illness related to asbestos exposure during their work. A builder is electrocuted by a piece of faulty electrical equipment supplied by their employer.

In each case, a compensation claim is brought against the employer or former employer. The court can order the employer to pay compensation for injury, costs and other damages. The compensation figure may take into account things like medical care and lost income.

Employers’ liability insurance can cover the compensation payment and the legal costs, up to the limit of the policy.

Ready to set up your employers' liability cover?

As the UK's biggest business insurance provider, we specialise in employers' liability insurance.

Start your quote

Keep up to date with Simply Business. Subscribe to our monthly newsletter and follow us on social media.

Subscribe to our newsletter
Facebook icon

Follow us on Facebook

Twitter icon

Follow us on Twitter

YouTube icon

Subscribe to our videos on YouTube

LinkedIn icon

Follow us on LinkedIn

Address

6th Floor99 Gresham StreetLondonEC2V 7NG

Sol House29 St Katherine's StreetNorthamptonNN1 2QZ

© Copyright 2020 Simply Business. All Rights Reserved. Simply Business is a trading name of Xbridge Limited which is authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (Financial Services Registration No: 313348). Xbridge Limited (No: 3967717) has its registered office at 6th Floor, 99 Gresham Street, London, EC2V 7NG.