Liability Insurance

Sidebar_image1 Sidebar_image1 Sidebar_image1
1 3 2 4 5 6
Sidebar_image1 Sidebar_image1 Sidebar_image1

Claim in  Machinery breakdown insurance policy covers loss due to sudden and accidental machinery damage. Damage could be a result of internal and external causes. The cover is offered for machinery in both workings and in rest conditions.

We have highlighted a few situations below that lead to machinery damage –

  • Short circuits, excess voltage, faulty electrical designs,
  • Operating the machine in excess of prescribed norms,
  • Collision or impact leading to machine damage,
  • Improper maintenance,
  • Lack of operating skills,
  • Damage due to centrifugal force or internal pressure,
  • Initiation of fire from within the machinery due to excessive heating, etc.

Inline is the process that the policyholder needs to follow to file for a claim in machinery breakdown insurance policy –

  • Immediately notify the insurance company in writing about the occurrence
  • Provide as much information as possible about the nature and extent of loss
  • Take all possible steps to minimize the extent of loss
  • Facilitate inspection by the surveyor of the insurance company
  • Preserve all damaged machinery parts
  • Provide all necessary documents to the insurance company in support of the claim including a repair estimate from the service engineer

The machinery breakdown policy will cover the cost of repairs or replacement of the damaged machine parts.

Let us explain how the insurer settles the claim in the two given scenarios –

  1. Partial Loss: In the event of partial loss machine can be repaired and brought back to working condition. Hence the insurance company pays for the cost of spares, labor charges, air-freight charges, customs duties, and charges for dismantling and re-erection of the machinery.
  2. Total Loss: In the event of total loss machine cannot repair and hence, needs replacement by a new one. In this scenario, the insurance company settles the claim as per the insured value of the machineless usage depreciation and income from salvaging the damaged machine.

Kindly note that the machinery breakdown policy is subject to an excess as stated in the policy schedule which is to be borne by the insured.

About The Author

Rajesh Mehta

MBA Finance

Rajesh has become a distinguished expert in liability insurance with over 8 years of extensive experience in the insurance industry. As a dedicated writer for SecureNow, he crafts insightful and informative blogs and articles that help businesses and individuals understand the nuances of liability insurance, from policy details to industry trends. Throughout his career, Rajesh has developed a profound knowledge of various types of liability coverage, including professional, general, and product liability insurance. Their expertise enables them to break down complex topics into accessible content, making it easier for readers to make informed decisions about their insurance needs.