Commercial Lines

U.K. water main break highlights need for basement information

BBC News Report The Angel Islington is a well-known property in U.K. Monopoly, and if you know the area, it’s a short walk up the Pentonville Road from Kings Cross. Situated on a hill, it’s not an...

Football and small businesses: Models for championship performances

Getty Images Every year in early February, the nation fixates on an annual event that generally draws the largest TV audience: the Super Bowl. The Super Bowl LI contest between the Atlanta Falcons...

Scrooge & Marley, PLC: A commercial insurance case study

Scrooge & Marley, PLC, was a privately held partnership in 19th-century England that operated out of a dingy warehouse in the Cornhill section of London. Partners Ebenezer Scrooge and Jacob Marley...

The Insurable Risks of Zombie Attacks on Small Businesses

Zombies are sweeping the nation—at least if you believe the media and pop culturists. The walking dead are everywhere, from cities and small towns to homes and offices. While most people try to...

3D printer risks investigated

In a previous blog post— 3D Printers: Do emitted chemicals from inexpensive desktop models pose health risks? —we discussed a study on emissions and possible risks associated with small commercial...

Fire trends in multifamily housing

Advances in automatic fire and smoke detection, central station alarms, and automatic sprinklers have helped property losses decline slightly in the last decade. But despite the best efforts of...

Reducing the risk of commercial vehicle crashes

In 2014, in the United States, 3,903 people were killed and an estimated 111,000 injured in police-reported traffic crashes involving large trucks. Seven percent of the fatal crashes involved a tru...

Risks and rules for small commercial drones

Drones are entering the mainstream. The agriculture and real estate industries may currently dominate commercial usage, but a wide and varied market is shaping up. Many fields can use drone...

Traumatic brain injury deaths highest for small company construction workers

As you might imagine, the construction industry has the greatest number of both fatal and nonfatal traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in U.S. workplaces. A total of 2,210 construction workers died...

Fire safety best practices for construction of 5- and 6-story wood buildings

As more builders use wood as the primary building component in modern buildings, there’s a growing concern for fire safety during the construction process. Large volumes of wood at construction...