Pollution liability insurance covers claims that arise from a leak or contamination that results from your contracting work. Some examples:
- You’re excavating a site and accidentally hit an old oil tank
- You’re tearing down an old wall during renovations and accidentally release asbestos or mold
- Welding fumes make people sick and force the closure of an adjacent business
Pollution liability insurance pays for cleanup and/or remediation of the contamination, plus any costs related health effects, and legal fees.