If your job has a high risk of injuries or malpractice, your clients can make legal claims against you, which could be stressful and expensive. Professional liability insurance covers the cost to defend yourself, as well as damages awarded in such a lawsuit.
What Type of Policy Should You Look for?
Medical Malpractice Insurance
This insurance is for licensed health care professionals. It covers the legal costs if your patient sues you for wrongful practices resulting in bodily injury or medical expenses.
Malpractice Insurance for Nurse Practitioners
Nursing malpractice insurance protects nurses against lawsuits and claims of malpractice. Check if your hospital covers you for liability before signing up for a policy.
Error and Omission (E&O) Insurance
E&O insurance protects professionals like accountants, consultants, or lawyers if they are found liable for faulty advice or negligence related to their professional service.
Directors and Officers (D&O) Liability Insurance
D&O liability covers directors and officers of an organization against lawsuits and allegations of wrongdoing and fraud in their professional roles.
Contractor Liability Insurance
This insurance covers contractors in the fields of construction, IT, media, etc. from negligence or malpractices associated with contractual agreements.
What Are the Uncovered Aspects of Professional Liability Insurance?
• The coverage does not include criminal prosecution.
• It doesn’t cover claims that are not directly related to your work.
• Your policy may not cover cyber liability or data breach. If you handle sensitive data, you can consider an additional “cyber insurance” for protection against cybercriminals.
• Personal liability policies are generally claims-made policies; they cover only potential claims made during the policy period. However, some policies may include a retroactive date to cover past claims.
How Much Does Professional Liability Insurance Cost?
The cost will depend on your profession, location, years of experience, and the kind of coverage you want. On average, the cost is about $700 per year.
These were some coverage facts about professional liability insurance. If you’re looking for a comprehensive commercial insurance policy, contact the experts at Knight Insurance Services. We are ready to help you with all your coverage needs today.