The following Environment practice note produced in partnership with Argyll Environmental Ltd provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
Environmental insurance is a risk transfer solution to indemnify the insured against losses arising as a result of potential environmental liabilities.
There are a range of insurance products available to cover the variety of losses that can potentially arise as a result of environmental liabilities.
For more on environmental insurance, see Practice Notes:
Environmental insurance—when is it needed?
Environmental insurance—extent of coverage
Environmental insurance—advantages and disadvantages
Environmental insurance—remediation and development projects
Environmental insurance—contractors and consultants
Environmental insurance—chemical sites
Environmental insurance—petrol stations
Environmental insurance solutions are available to provide cover for a wide range of losses that may arise as a result of an environmental liability. Common losses, for which cover can be arranged, include:
On-site and off-site remediation for investigation, remediation costs, reinstatement of damaged property or services, settlement fees and associated legal expenses caused by contamination being discovered
Third party property damage: for remediation and restoration costs associated with damage to third party property. In addition, cover includes legal expenses, business interruption and diminution in property value as a result of contamination
Third party bodily injury: for costs and expenses incurred by the insured arising from injury to a third party (typically excluding employees of the insured) as a direct result of exposure to contamination including legal expenses
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