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Map Your Business Success with Land Surveyor Insurance

Your job is critical, albeit sometimes overlooked. After all, how many people entering buildings stop to think about the coordinates and layout of the land? You’re not a land surveyor for the glory, though. You prefer to use critical thinking skills and attention to detail to deliver the highest-quality work. But what happens if you encounter problems that were beyond your line of sight?

That’s where business insurance can help.

Simply Business is an online insurance platform that makes it easy for business owners like you to find personalized, affordable coverage options. Our quote process tailors plans to your needs, from comprehensive general liability to professional liability insurance.

Plus, it takes only a few minutes to get free quotes from the country’s top insurers.

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Coverage Type

Here are three types of insurance available to land surveyors:

  • General liability insurance
  • Professional liability insurance
  • Workers compensation insurance

Each type of policy covers different scenarios, but all insurance offers these benefits:

  • It can protect your business from certain claims.
  • It can cover damages caused by your negligence.
  • Proof of insurance can help clients feel good about your work.
  • It may be legally required where you’re located.

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What Types of Land Surveyor Insurance Do I Need?

Latitude and longitude are where your knowledge begins, but understandably, your work hasn’t led you to learn about insurance policies and premiums.

We know that business owners have a lot on their plate and that choosing insurance can feel overwhelming. That’s why we’re going to cover the basics of the three types of policies for you to consider.

Professional Liability Insurance

Your surveys, maps, and charts are the starting point for construction projects. That means that even small errors can have a ripple effect with expensive consequences.

For example, what if you make a mistake when noting the end boundary of a new development? Your survey for the expansion was off, and now the area is smaller than anticipated.

Your client won’t be happy, and you could potentially be sued for negligence.

A small error doesn’t have to mean the end of your company, though. Professional liability insurance can cover you and your business if your client claims that you or your business were negligent. Additionally, if you have people working for you, workers compensation insurance can cover your employees.

If you do ever face a negligence claim, your policy could help offset your legal costs and damages. Without insurance, you could be solely responsible for the entire bill. By making a strategic decision to protect your business before you need it, you could protect yourself from some potentially devastating bills.

Let’s review. Here’s what land surveyor professional liability insurance can cover:

  • Negligence or alleged negligence
  • Legal defense costs
  • Omissions or alleged omissions
  • Claims and damages
  • And more

Keep in mind that professional liability insurance usually doesn’t cover:

  • Intentional acts and omissions
  • Property damage
  • Medical expenses
  • Bodily injury
  • And more

General Liability Insurance

While professional liability insurance typically applies only to certain professions, most businesses can benefit from general liability insurance. This insurance covers more “general” claims, such as bodily injury or property damage to clients or vendors.

Here’s another scenario you could face. Suppose you’re surveying a job site when you accidentally knock over some ladders. Unfortunately, another worker was standing nearby and was hit by the ladders, causing injury and a trip to the hospital.

Without general liability insurance, you may have to pay for the worker’s medical bills and possible lost wages. If you were covered, your plan could likely help with those bills, saving your business or personal finances.

The average claim for property damage in small businesses is $30,000, which means that even small accidents could lead to big headaches. Getting coverage before you need it can mean that you get to keep your hard-earned money and grow your business.

To recap, here’s what general liability insurance usually can cover:

  • Bodily injury to another person
  • Third-party property damage
  • Personal and advertising injury
  • Medical expenses
  • And more

Now check out what general liability insurance usually doesn’t cover:

  • Damage to your own property
  • Professional services
  • Workers compensation or injury to your employees
  • Damage to your work
  • Motor vehicles while in business use
  • Expected or intentional injury or damage
  • And more

Workers Compensation Insurance

When the demand for your services outweighs the hours in a day, you may hire help. When you hire employees, even one or two part-time workers, there’s a chance you’ll need workers compensation insurance. Like most insurance types, workers comp requirements vary by state.

You can check your state laws here, or simply answer a few questions to get customized quotes based on your location and business.

Similar to the cost of claims covered by GL insurance, workers comp claims can be pricey. The average work injury cost is $41,000, with a staggering $170.8 billion in claims filed in 2018 alone, making your monthly premiums worth it.

In general, workers compensation insurance for land surveyors can cover:

  • Medical payments
  • Lost wages
  • Rehabilitation expenses
  • Death benefits

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Why Should I Get Land Surveyor Insurance?

Each time you survey a piece of land, you take note of the boundaries and any obstacles that could be in the way of construction. If that process is good enough for your projects, then isn’t it good enough for your business?

It’s easy to get caught up in day-to-day work, but every once in a while, you need to zoom out and think about your business strategy. That’s what you’re doing right now by even considering business insurance, and it’s a smart move.

What exactly can land surveyor insurance do for you? In some cases, your state’s laws require you to carry it. However, having insurance can protect your business from severe financial impacts, even when it isn’t required by law.

Unfortunately, 43% of small business owners polled reported being threatened with or involved in a civil lawsuit. If you found yourself in that group of business owners, you could face the price of the most common incidents that can befall small business owners:

  • Reputational Harm — $50,000
  • Client Injury or Damage — $30,000
  • Client Slip and Fall — $20,000

Given your profession, you also stand a chance to be slapped with a negligence claim. Even if you didn’t do anything wrong, the price and time fighting your case in court could be daunting. By investing a little each month toward your premiums, you could save yourself from potential debt or bankruptcy.

Business insurance has its positives, too. Having a certificate of insurance (COI) could help you rent office space or earn trust from potential clients and employers.

The time it takes to get insured is outpaced by the potential benefits. So simply answer a few questions about your business, and you can compare free quotes from the country’s top insurers.

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Land Surveyor Insurance FAQs

  • Each state sets laws about business and workers comp insurance for land surveyors. Therefore, your insurance bundle may include some legally required policies and some that are recommended. Keep in mind that some landlords may require you to carry general liability insurance to lease office space.

  • Generally, business owners can deduct insurance premiums from their business income taxes. We always suggest talking to an accountant about your state’s laws, though.

  • Each insurance plan is customized to the specifics of your land surveyor business, including:

    • The size of your business
    • Your company’s location
    • Your annual revenue and payroll
    • And more

    You don’t need to handle any of the calculations, since our quote form is designed to recommend insurance plan options for you, based on your answers.

    If you have more questions, our licensed insurance agents will be happy to assist you!

  • It’s free to compare customized quotes, so you’ll have an opportunity to assess your options thoroughly. Our quote process is easy, but you can make it even easier by having the following information on hand:

    • Annual revenue estimates
    • Payroll estimates
    • Information on any previous claims
  • Yes, your location and business details determine your legal requirements. You don’t necessarily need to research before getting started, though, since our quote process narrows down the options for you based on the answers you provide.

  • If you choose a comprehensive package that includes general liability, professional liability, and workers comp, your policy can cover:

    • Bodily injury
    • Accidents and damages
    • Employee injuries
    • Negligence or alleged negligence
    • And more
  • We don’t have an exact price here, since each policy is customized to each business owner. Typically, your insurance costs depend on:

    • Payroll and revenue estimates
    • The location of your business
    • The specific services you offer
    • And more

    Want to see how much your land surveyor insurance may cost? Just click here and get free quotes from some of the top insurers in the country.

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Why Choose Simply Business?

Getting a “lay of the land” is your thing, and you may have noticed a lot of insurance options and choices. Getting covered doesn’t have to be complicated, though.

At Simply Business, we make the decision to buy insurance as easy as possible. We’re one of the fastest-growing online insurance platforms, and thousands of customers trust us to help protect their growing businesses with coverage options.

So why choose Simply Business?

  • We’re fast and affordable. You can find and compare customized quotes in under 10 minutes.

  • We’re flexible with coverage. Whether you need your first COI, coverage for a new employee, or a larger plan for your growing business — we’re here to help.

  • We get your business. Small businesses are the heart and soul of communities, and they deserve to be treated as more than a number. Get the personalized protection you need, when you need it.

Your work affects many people, and your commitment to excellence is admirable, which is why we offer the best coverage to protect your business.

This content is intended to be used for informational purposes only. It is not intended to provide legal, tax, accounting, investment, or any other form of professional advice.

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