Making sure that your insurance policy covers you adequately, particularly in the event that a claim is made against your professional services, is extremely important. This involves reading the terms and conditions, so you understand the extent of your policy coverage, and its limitations/exclusions. |
A major exclusion to look out for in Professional Indemnity Insurance policies is Bodily Injury and/or Property Damage Exclusions.
For the professions that don’t have much risk in this area, there is no reason for an exclusion to be under the policy. However, you must keep in mind that things do arise out of the ordinary.
If no cover is provided under your current policy, then there is no protection if a third party is injured or alleged to be injured during or as a result of the your professional services for a fee.
For example, if as part of a claim, a third party alleges that they have suffered emotional distress (mental injury) and seeks compensation, there is no cover.
Public Liability Insurance does not provide cover for bodily injury and/or property damage arising from the rendering of professional services. If you have Public Liability Insurance and believe that this will provide cover in the event that a third party is injured, you are wrong.
Any third party can make a claim against you if they have directly relied upon your advice or opinion and they have allegedly suffered a loss due to negligence of your professional services.
Amanda Smith is an award winning insurance specialist with over 14 years of experience. As the senior principal of Optimum Insurance Services, she provides qualified and tailored insurance broking services to business and corporate markets.
Related Articles -
Optimum Insurance, Insurance Services, Insurance Brokers, insurance products, it liability insurance, it contractors insurance, it indemnity insurance,