SOME HIDDEN RISKS of POLLUTION LIABILITY

CONTRACTORS POLLUTION LIABILITY

imageRecently, several contractors paid nearly $10 million to settle allegations of bodily injury and property damage from mold contamination in a client’s residence.
When a contractor’s work disturbs an existing pollution condition, the contractor is held liable for resulting damages. Mold is just one of the countless types of unforeseen pollution that general contractors can uncover. Most contractors don’t realize that even if a contractor doesn’t work with hazardous chemicals, they still face pollution liability risks.

Most contractors are unaware that these types of risks are typically not covered by general liability.