As your occupation is of a professional nature, you could be liable in the event of errors, omissions, or malpractice in the services you render. Therefore, you would like to avoid any financial loss caused by lawsuits. Your professional liability insurance effectively protects you from such incidents.
Comprehensive Professional Liability Insurance
Moreover, professional liability insurance would provide defence costs even a suit by client or patient is groundless. We can arrange it wherever you are in Alberta, BC or Ontario. Our underwriters are mainly from Lloyd’s of London and Canadian domestic markets.
Scope of the insurance
When considering the scope of this insurance, it’s crucial to understand that malpractice suits are not limited to physical injuries alone. They can also arise from alleged injuries, such as those of an emotional or psychological nature. You could be liable for negligence in providing or failing to provide, professional services.
Professional Liability or Errors and Omissions Insurance
Claims made policy*
Professional Liability insurance is claims made policy therefore your need to maintain coverage even after you have completed the work, services or even after you retired.
Claims made policy means that you should make a claim during the policy period. Unless the claim report period is extended for specific term after its expiration.
Commercial General Liability*
In addition to professional liability insurance, there is commercial general liability insurance to consider. You may be legally liable to pay compensatory damage due to body injury or property damage arising from your operations other than your own professional service rendered. Such damage could result from water damage caused by accidentally touching an automatic sprinkler of the building.
For Securing Assets
Since you have regular income or you have an asset, they can sue you for the income or the asset. Commercial general liability would provide coverage for situations such as these. This is sometimes a requirement to the professional liability insurance.
You could include coverage for your business properties as well as business income in case insured perils interrupt your business.
*Subject to the provisions, conditions, definitions, limitations and exclusions as described in the policy wordings.
As a member of the largest independent insurance broker group, we have large and respective professional liability insurance markets. We find best coverage with competitive price. Please let us know what your needs are. We can customize your coverage, such as increasing the liability coverage up to 10 million dollars.