Vicarious liability insurance is protection for employers against the negligence or wrong actions of their employees.
We can provide cover for business owners held liable for the harm caused by the actions of another individual, often an employee.
Policies are created once we’ve reviewed your business requirements, so they meet your needs.
Business owners of individual practices through to large companies are eligible, with various locations - including NHS lists, hospitals, aesthetics and surgical clinics - and areas such as medicinal cannabis and orthodontics covered.
We are a market leader with strong networks to ensure you obtain the best cover to meet your needs.
This is when one party is held liable for the harm caused by the actions of another individual. The main example of vicarious liability arises from the relationship between an employer and employee, the rule being that the employer is vicariously liable for the errors and omissions committed by the employee. For instance, an associate dentist who has now left the practice, previously carried out some dental work incorrectly and now the business employer is being sued for damages by the claimant as the employer would have vicarious liability.
Medical and professional indemnity cover ordinarily covers individuals for negligence, acts or omissions in the course of professional duties on their own, whereas vicarious liability protects business owners against claims for negligence, acts or omissions of their employees, agency workers and partners during their course of professional duties.
Whether you are a single practitioner or a whole group; through our range of polices we will seek a solution for your current and evolving needs. We can help you with your insurance requirements.
We can approach our insurers with a view to providing retrospective cover, in order to ensure your past work is protected. Due to the statute of limitation, a patient has up to three years to make a claim, from the time they become aware of the error and then another three years from the point they intimate a claim. Therefore it is important you’re protected during this time regardless of if you are working or not.
When you need to make a claim, we'll guide you through the process and get your claim settled as quickly as possible.
The moment you hire or employ another practitioner you are exposed to many risks as you are seen as the person responsible, especially if your employees aren’t independently insured. As a practice owner or service provider, you could be responsible for their mistakes.
If you are held liable for actions of your employees or anyone that works for or with you, you may have to use your business bank accounts or your own assets for legal services and defending claims.
For most professionals it is a regulatory requirement to have some form of professional indemnity, for example: GPs and dentists. For others, such as radiographers, dental nurses or technicians, it is something that is recommended to provide you with protection in the event of an allegation being made against you (please refer to your regulatory body for guidance).
Medical indemnity insurance includes acts or omissions in the course of your professional duties. This can include injury, misdiagnosis, delays in referral, physical or mental harm to a patient. It doesn’t cover against incidents that occurred before the life of your policy.
Put simply, claims made means your policy will respond to claims submitted whilst the policy is active. Your cover is issued with a retroactive date, which means the policy will provide protection for any treatment provided after this date.
In most instances the retroactive date will be the date cover is first taken out with us. However, if you transfer your insurance to us from another provider and have previously been covered by a claims made policy, we can look to provide a retroactive date back to when you first took out this type of cover.
We have a range of insurers we use to source our products who will look at each professional on a case by case basis. They are open to reviewing those that have previous claims or disciplinary action.
Cover and premiums can vary but we specialise in cases such as this and will work hard on your behalf to get you the best deal we can.
Once cover under your claims made policy has ended, no further claims can be made unless you have arranged run off cover. Run off cover continues to provide protection after you have ceased to practice in case any claims arise from treatment you previously provided.
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