Professionals are employed with complete trust and faith by clients. Unfortunately, human error cannot be eliminated and hence they are exposed to the risk of claims from clients who have suffered loss due to neglect, error or omission.
The Professional Indemnity Policy is meant for professionals to cover liability falling on them as a result of errors and omissions committed by them whilst rendering professional service.
This policy is meant for following professionals:
Doctors and medical practitioners - whice covers registered medical practitioners like physicians, surgeons, cardiologists, pathologists etc.
Medical establishments - which covers legal liability falling on the medical establishment such as hospitals and nursing homes, as a result of error or omission committed by any named professional or qualified assistants engaged by the medical establishment.
- Engineers, architects and interior decorators.
- Lawyers, advocates, solicitors and counsels.
- Chartered accountants, financial accountants, management consultants.
This policy is meant for professionals to cover liability falling on them as a result of errors and omissions committed by them whilst rendering professional service.
The policy offers a benefit of Retroactive period on continuous renewal of policy whereby claims reported in subsequent renewal but pertaining to earlier period after first inception of the policy, also become payable.
Group policies can also be issued covering members of one profession. Group discount in premium is available depending upon the number of members covered.
The policy covers all sums which the insured professional becomes legally liable to pay as damages to third party in respect of any error and/or omission on his/her part committed whilst rendering professional service. Legal cost and expenses incurred in defence of the case, with the prior consent of the insurance company, are also payable, subject to the overall limit of indemnity selected.
Only civil liability claims are covered. Any liability arising out of any criminal act or act committed in violation of any law or ordinance is not covered.
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