Employers Liability for Couriers

What is employers liability insurance?

If you are unsure whether you are required to carry Employers’ Liability cover you should seek professional advice. Further information can be found at http://www.hse.gov.uk/pubns/hse40.pdf.

If you are an employer, you are legally obliged to have employers’ liability insurance. You can be fined up to £2,500 for every day you do not have appropriate insurance.

Employers’ liability insurance covers the cost of compensation and any associated legal fees.

Is it required as a contractor?

Some of the larger networks such as DHL, TNT and Parcelforce may require you to have this cover in place before you can commence work. You should seek advice on whether you need this cover with your employer.

How much employers liability cover do I need?

Under the terms of the Employers’ Liability (Compulsory Insurance) Act 1969 you are required to have a minimum indemnity limit of £5million, however at Novas Insurance we understand how important your employees are and we cover you for up to £10million as standard.