Nova Scotia law makes it clear: all business owners must ensure their property is reasonably safe for visitors. Failing to do so can result in visitors and employees suffering sprains, strains, broken bones, and more from incidents like slip and fall accidents.
Water damage to a business, regardless of how it happens, can lead to mold growth, costly litigation and financial loss. In addition to direct costs associated with cleanup, material replacement, equipment repair and mold remediation, water damage incidents may lead to significant indirect costs associated with construction delays and business interruptions.
Does your business insurance include a land and water extension? Most businesses have Commercial General Liability (CGL) insurance that may protect them in the event of a third party claim for bodily injury or property damage arising out of their premises and operations, but while some CGL policies include limited coverage for environmental losses, relying on a CGL to fully cover environmental exposures is not prudent risk management and additional coverage may be required.