What Is Railroad Protective Liability insurance – Explained

Contractors performing work on or around railroad tracks, railroad right-of-ways, or railroad property are required to have Railroad Protective Liability insurance.

Contractors are also offered this coverage in addition to other types of insurance required of contractors. Due to the fact that this coverage is not included in commercial general liability (it’s excluded), it is offered separately.

Railroad operations can be disrupted or even damaged by construction and demolition along the railroad’s right-of-way. As a result, railroads often require their contractors to take over the railroad’s liability. These policies protect railroads from potential financial risks and hazards. The standard commercial general liability (CGL) policy excludes work within 50 feet of railroad property.

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