Junk Removal Insurance

Potential Liability Scenarios for Junk Removal Companies

You provide a valuable service helping your clients get rid of debris, garbage, and unwanted items that can’t just be left on the curb. You might even help your clients make donations to charitable organizations. But despite the debris removal services you provide, the work you do can result in an accident or a mistake that leads to injuries or property damage and possibly a lawsuit. This is why your firm needs to think about the type of coverage needed for your junk removal business.

The following scenarios are some of the reasons why your junk removal business should be insured:

  • While removing an old couch from a client’s home, you or one of your workers accidentally crashes into the client’s brand-new, state-of-the-art TV.
  • Your truck scrapes the side of the client’s car, backing into a client’s driveway.
  • You or one of your employees loses grip on a dresser as you’re carrying it down a set of stairs and it starts tumbling down the staircase. Your client’s child or related person is at the bottom of the steps, doesn’t get out of the way and suffers bodily injury.
  • Your truck is involved in an accident on the way to a pick-up. 

Debris Removal Coverage for Junk Removal Businesses Can Include:

  • Medical expenses for injuries to clients or third parties
  • Costs to repair or replace damaged property 
  • Lawyer’s fees and defence costs
  • Out-of-court settlements 
  • Awards for damages
  • Your local junk removal authority’s legislation

It’s important to remember that even if your junk removal company isn’t responsible for an injury or property damage, there’s still a possibility that a disgruntled customer files a lawsuit against you for damage or an injury that isn’t your fault, forcing you to pay legal fees, such as a lawyer to defend the suit and clear your name.

Insurance Coverages For Debris Removal Businesses

We customize our coverages to ensure you specifically pay for debris removal insurance coverage and nothing more. The following types of insurance coverages are usually included with insurance for junk removal businesses:

Depending on the type of work you’re licensed to do, such as working with hazardous materials, your debris removal company may also need Pollution Liability Insurance

We also provide construction bonds if your debris removal business bids on commercial or public contracts. For more information, visit our Types Of Commercial Surety Bonds In Canada page.

Don’t Throw Your Money In The Trash. Get ALIGNED With The Right Type Of Policy For Your Junk Removal Business.

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