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Onsite Accidents, Employee Theft, and Poor Advice Leaves Businesses In Critical Condition

Onsite Accidents, Employee Theft, and Poor Advice Leaves Businesses In Critical Condition

Extreme incidents like onsite accidents, employee theft and acting upon poor advice are leaving small businesses in a ‘critical condition’, according to a study by Direct Line for Business. The survey of 501 enterprise owners has revealed that 31% have experienced such damaging situations, which has also had a knock-on effect for their clients. When breaking down incidents, the most common ones experienced by respondents are: Had an employee get injured while on duty (29%) Had an employee steal money or information (21%) Lost a client due to poor advice (19%) Had a client suffer an injury (18%) Had to hire a lawyer over poor advice (16%) Lost confidential data (15%) When it comes to repairing the damage, 23% of those surveyed have had to fork out compensation out of their own pocket, 18% h... »