The owners of restaurants, no matter how big or small, run the risk of causing physical harm to customers, employees, and others, as well as damage to their own or others’ property, resulting in lawsuits. Restaurant operators may not always bear a lawsuit or settlement costs. Therefore, restaurant owners should invest in comprehensive insurance coverage to protect their business and limit their exposure to lawsuits, which can adversely affect the restaurant’s profitability. A restaurant owner and operator can feel confident knowing they have the right insurance coverage when defending claims and paying settlement costs. This article discusses eight important restaurant insurance should have.
GL Insurance (General Liability Insurance)
There is a reason why every restaurant should have general liability insurance. It is also known as restaurant insurance. By purchasing this policy, a restaurant can protect itself from various claims arising from injuries or damages caused to customers, employees, and third parties. Generally, it covers claims relating to product liability, premises liability, and advertising injuries.
Insuring commercial properties
Restaurant owners should have Commercial Property Insurance in place because it is an important policy. A restaurant’s assets can be damaged or lost by unforeseen events, such as fire, riots, vandalism, theft, or severe weather. It is also called Business Hazard Insurance or Business Property Insurance.
WCI (Workmen’s Compensation Insurance)
A Workmen’s Compensation Insurance policy is required to protect the employer and employees. The policy covers medical expenses employees incur if they are injured on the job or contract an occupational disease. In addition to covering lost wages when employees cannot perform their duties due to an injury or illness, the policy also reimburses the employer for lost wages.
CLI (Cyber Liability Insurance)
Until they become liabilities, cyber threats are difficult to detect, making them the most dangerous aspect of cyber threats. As a result of data breach lawsuits filed by customers claiming their personal identification information (PII), such as credit card numbers, bank account numbers, and personal identification information, was compromised, Cyber Liability Insurance covers financial losses incurred.