General liability insurance

The foundation of small business liability protection

Protect your business from liability claims

General liability insurance (GL) is coverage that can protect you from a variety of claims including bodily injury, property damage, personal injury and others that can arise from your business operations.

Who needs general liability insurance?

General liability insurance is often combined with property insurance in a Business Owners Policy (BOP), but it’s also available to many contractors as a stand-alone coverage through the Progressive Commercial AdvantageSM program.

As a contractor or small business owner, you need some form of general liability protection to safeguard your livelihood.

A single accident could result in a lawsuit that you might not be able to handle. A great way to protect against is to make sure you have liability coverage that matches your level of exposure.

Some employers or clients might also require you to carry a certain amount of general liability before you can work for them.

General liability insurance for contractors

If you’re a contractor, you might only want general liability - not a full BOP. For example, you might not own any commercial buildings that require property insurance, or need to cover payroll or other operating expenses. However, you’re still exposed to liability risks from your job.

You might be eligible to get general liability insurance, without the extra coverages in a BOP, through the Progressive Commercial Advantage program. We offer general liability, as well as * Blanket Additional Insured Coverage to contractors who qualify.

*Blanket Additional Insured Coverage extends your existing liability insurance to other entities as required by some contracts with employers.

Get it all in a BOP

General liability, along with other coverages, is available in BOPs written through the Progressive Commercial Advantage program.

If you need to protect things like personal property used for your business, or commercial buildings such as garages or storage facilities, you might require the additional protections provided in a BOP.