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Statutory Liability

This option covers the costs and expenses incurred by official investigations or inquiries against your business as a result of innocent breaches of various Acts of Parliament, such as occupational health & safety laws and environmental laws.

Did you know?

Statutory Liability generally insures the cost of fines and penalties, as well as pollution liability defence costs.

What’s typically covered?

  • Costs and expenses incurred from official investigations and inquiries
  • Fines and penalties unless they are attributable to or in consequence of:
    1. Dishonest, wilful, intentional or deliberate wrongful breach
    2. Wilful, intentional or deliberate failure to comply with lawful notice, direction, enforcement action or proceeding under any Act
    3. Your gross negligence or recklessness
    4. Requirement to pay taxes, rates, duties, levies, charges, fees or any other revenue or impost
  • Pollution Liability defence costs

What’s typically NOT covered?

Loss arising from any claim against you for:

  • Wrongful breach relating to the regulation of air, marine or motor traffic
  • Asbestos
  • Bodily Injury
  • Fines and penalties other than those specified in the PDS
  • Fraud and dishonesty
  • Joint ventures
  • Pollutants other than those specified in the PDS
  • Prior or pending claims
  • Property damage
  • Territorial limits
  • Unrelated proceedings
  • Criminal offences such as assault

Things to consider

Is your business at risk of breaching any Acts administered by Commonwealth, State or Local Government?