Professional Liability

What is professional liability insurance?

Professional liability insurance, also known as Errors and Omissions (E&O Insurance), is a type of insurance that protects a business against claims initiated by their clients of negligence, copyright infringement, personal injury, etc. These types of claims are not covered under business liability insurance, so it’s important to understand the importance of professional liability insurance.

Examples of scenarios that would be covered under professional liability include:
• You’re a contractor and your client has changed design plans many times where it became confusing and you mistakenly built the wrong dimensions.
• You’re an acupuncturist and your client claims you caused nerve damage.

What does a professional liability insurance policy cover?

  • Mistakes Or Negligence
  • Services provided (or not provided) by your company that result in damages
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Copyright law issues, mistakes, oversights, and misunderstandings.
  • Personal Injury
  • Claims for libel or slander (true or not)
  • Previously Performed Services (during an agreed upon timeframe)
  • Legal Defense Costs
  • Temporary Staff and Independent Contractors

What type of business can be covered by professional liability (or E&O) insurance?

  • Professional services
  • Regular professional advice to clients
  • Contractual service to clients