Mistakes happen. A simple error could result in a claim against you. That’s why it’s important that your company has invested in the right Professional Indemnity Insurance policy. We’ll work with you to find the most appropriate policy for your needs. Or if you already have insurance and are wondering if you’re over insured, we can help with that too.
Professional Indemnity Insurance is essential for Melbourne businesses delivering services or advice. It acts as a safeguard against financial setbacks from professional liability claims, ranging from damages due to ill-advised counsel to inadvertent violations of intellectual property rights. Beyond this, it covers legal expenses, even those levied against your business.
In the modern business world, a company's reputation is invaluable. This insurance supports businesses by taking care of public relations and crisis management expenditures, allowing them to manage and mitigate potential public image issues effectively.
In essence, Professional Indemnity Insurance offers a comprehensive shield against diverse business risks. It not only addresses immediate financial concerns but also fosters operational confidence in a continually evolving business landscape.
Basically, any Melbourne business that provides advisory or services for a fee.
The type of industries who require Professional Indemnity Insurance is broad and can include (but is not limited to):
Trades such as plumbers, roofers and electricians are increasingly requiring Professional Indemnity Insurance for provision of reports advising on the condition of a property.
As mentioned previously, Professional Indemnity Insurance plays a crucial role in safeguarding against potential financial repercussions stemming from a professional liability claim. PI insurance can provide coverage for claims such as:
Professional Indemnity insurance does not cover:
Note: Although both are important in protecting your business, having a Public Liability Insurance policy does not mean that you are also covered for Professional Indemnity. While Public Liability Insurance covers compensation claims against you for property damage and/or personal injuries arising from your business activities, Professional Indemnity Insurance covers you against claims for negligence or professional error.
A common misconception is that if you have a Public Liability Insurance, you are already covered for Professional Indemnity.
Although both important, Public Liability Insurance policies and Public Liability Insurance policies generally cover different types of claims. In essence, Public Liability insurance covers compensation claims against you for property damage and/or personal injuries arising from your business activities. On the other hand, Professional Indemnity Insurance covers you against claims for negligence or professional error.
Find out more about Public Liability Insurance here, or speak to a Crucial Insurance specialist to help you understand it more.
Crucial Insurance and Risk Advisors work for you, not the insurers. As fully licensed AFSL business insurance brokers, our mission is to provide honest and straightforward advisory that will help reduce the professional risks your Melbourne business faces.
Our highly experienced team have access to over 150 insurers throughout Australia, and we are confident in our ability to deliver an exceptional level of service to all our clients. Our effort has won us various accolades including the NIBA Broker of the Year Award, and the ADVISR Top Insurance Broker Award.
Our proactive attitude and unparalleled dedication to our clients’ needs means that you can trust us to get you results. For more information, contact us today.
According to data from REMPLAN, the City of Melbourne is home to around 183,756 residents, supports 457,465 jobs and generates an annual economic output of approximately $186.425 billion. As reported by economic.id, the three primary industries in the City of Melbourne are professional services and scientific and technical services.
Like the rest of the world, Melbourne has not been immune to global crises. Most recently, Melbourne has confronted numerous challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including loss of life, lockdowns, job cuts, business closures and a significant economic downturn.
Regardless of the size of your business in Melbourne, it is essential to have appropriate insurance coverage in place to protect against such catastrophic events. Acquiring the right Professional Indemnity Insurance at a reasonable cost is a vital strategy for mitigating these risks.