Professional indemnity insurance, also known as errors and omissions insurance or PI insurance, covers damages and costs in relation to claims for professional negligence or incorrect advice – even if this is provided for free. It is vital protection for any business that provides advice or services in a professional capacity.
We’ve worked with businesses of all shapes and sizes across the UK for more than 30 years, so we understand the challenges you face and the importance of providing independent, impartial and practical insurance advice. Our professional indemnity insurance specialists work with a select panel of insurers to ensure you have the right level of cover for your business – and provide expert advice – at a competitive price.
As an business insurance broker we have access to a wide range of products, so we can provide you with the best solution for your business. Add to this service our outstanding in-house claims team and risk management solutions and you have your ideal insurance partner.
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Professional indemnity insurance provides cover for legal costs and compensation claims from third parties. These may arise if you provide negligent advice or services that results in financial loss.
Compensation claims can still be brought against you even if you provided a service or your advice for free.
Some professional bodies will require their members to hold professional indemnity insurance. These bodies cover solicitors, accountants, architects, chartered surveyors, financial advisers, and also insurance brokers like us.
Professional indemnity insurance (also known as errors and omissions insurance) is a product that provides protection in the event that you or your business give mistaken professional advice, designs, or services.
If your business has unlimited liability (i.e. you are a sole trader, partnership, or contractor ), PI insurance also protects your personal assets. For instance, if your business didn’t have cover and it couldn’t meet the costs of a claim, you may personally have to make up the difference. Professional indemnity will cover all of these costs.
You may wish to understand professional indemnity insurance excesses, or find out more detail on what professional indemnity insurance is and how much it costs.
The recommended amount of cover (often referred to as a “limit of indemnity”) varies according to the business involved. It depends upon the type of work undertaken, typical contract values, and a host of other factors. If you want guidance on a suitable professional indemnity limit, either contact us or speak to your professional or industry body.
Generally, any business involved in providing advice, designs, specifications, or knowledge, should consider taking out a policy. We arrange professional indemnity insurance for a whole range of businesses and professions, from engineers to teachers.
This may be possible and advisable but depends on your business activities. There is cross-over between professional indemnity and public/products liability, but they are two different policies providing different cover.
This depends on the type of service you provide because in some instances you may require both. A care home, for example, may need both if it is providing advice and practising medicine. For peace of mind, get in touch with us. We will understand your requirements and offer a package that suits.
You need to think about the implications of any service or advice you provide failing. You should also consider the value of your contracts and any specific obligations you have. Professional indemnity insurance can help you protect these contracts.
Professional indemnity insurance and errors and omissions insurance are different names for the same type of insurance product. It is an insurance that provides protection for your business from the cost of a compensation claim when a client believes you’ve been negligent or made a mistake in your work.
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