Anyone can make a mistake – but if your business is found liable for negligence, the costs can be financially devastating. Not only can it lead to an expensive lawsuit, but your business’ hard-earned reputation may be damaged as a result.
That’s why professional indemnity insurance matters – help protecting your assets and brand if your advice or services cause a client to take legal action against you.
Professional indemnity insurance is mandatory in some industries, such as medicine, accounting, law and financial advisers – with the requirements differing from state to state.
But even in cases where it’s not required by law, it’s recommended for anyone who is providing professional services or advice in exchange for a fee – like engineers, graphic designers, IT consultants and more. And regardless of your legal obligation, it’s often a customer requirement that you have this cover in place.
Did you know?
When you’re outsourcing work to a contractor, you may still be legally liable for any errors they make – so it’s worth making sure you’re protected.
As a wide-ranging insurance solution, professional indemnity cover may include anything from accidents to errors and omissions.
To protect against professional risk, you may want to consider a combination of:
There are exclusions. There is also often a deductible or excess and limits on cover, so check with OracleInsurance.