Chiropodists and Podiatrists Insurance

Protect your patients and business with a policy specifically designed for chiropodists and health care professionals.

Towergate provides professional liability packages for chiropodists and podiatrists and offers discounts for members of professional bodies. Allow our expert advisors to create a policy bespoke to your needs and receive on-going legal advice via our 24 hour emergency helpline.

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Covers you against civil liability claims for:

  • Professional Indemnity
  • Public Liability
  • Products Liability
  • Libel and Slander
  • Covers you to work anywhere in the world including from:
    • Client’s property
    • Rented practice room
    • From your own home*
    • Electronically via internet call or conference i.e. Skype
    • Via the telephone
  • Includes 24 hour legal helpline
  • Specialist legal defence where necessary to defend a claim
  • Legal expenses cover for costs such as:
    • tax investigations
    • statutory license protection
    • contract disputes
    • employment tribunals
  • There is no excess to pay in the event of a civil liability claim

Optional extras

*Home business insurance – Do you practice from home or have an office? You may be required to up-date your home insurance policy to account for any business activity. We can provide specialist home insurance or advise you of your options, in addition to your professional liability policy as required.

Employers’ liability cover –Do you have employees? Employer’s liability insurance is a legal requirement and is designed to protect your staff for injury or loss whilst performing their job. We can include this cover simply and easily.

Member of a professional body?

Many professionals can receive preferential rates as members of a professional body. Let your advisor know which organisations you are a member of and see what discounts you could receive.

Prefer to spread the cost of your policy?

Paying by direct debit is an affordable and convenient way to pay for your policy. Through our preferred provider, Premium Credit Limited (PCL)*, you have the option of setting up a Direct Debit to pay your premium in equal monthly instalments.

To find out more about PCL and direct debit payments, select Direct Debit.

*To understand more about how PCL work together with Towergate, please read our Regulatory Information.


Chiropodists and podiatrists exclusions

The policy is designed to cover any civil liability arising from your business activity - but there are a few specific exclusions:

  • Injuries to employees in the course of their employment with you. Employer’s liability can be provided as an optional cover.
  • Financial loss from business risks such as contracts with suppliers or trading losses.
  • Any intentional act, unless this is part of the services you provide.
  • Any claim arising out of work for a business in which you have a controlling interest or for which you can make a major policy decision.
  • Liabilities which should be insured under other types of policy for instance, home insurance.
  • Claims resulting from circumstances known to the Insured at the inception of this policy.
  • Loss or damage from war or terrorism.

Exclusions will change depending on your profession and your advisor will take you through these during the quotation process. This list of exclusions is a summary and is not a full list of all exclusions that may apply.


Chiropodists and podiatrists insurance FAQs

Do I need loss of income insurance? Is this covered?

We do offer loss of income and business interruption insurance as well as various other business insurances but not as part of this package. If you require any of these covers we can provide them via our business insurance department, one of our advisors will be able to advise you further.

How do I know what level of liability cover I need?

As every profession is open to different risks and claims they are unforeseeable events and it’s not possible for us to safely recommend any level of cover. Our best advice therefore is to select the highest amount of cover you can reasonably afford. We can however offer full flexibility on your policy meaning that if you need to raise or lower the level of cover at any time we can accommodate this easily.

Do I still need insurance after I stop practising?

You may want to consider run-off cover to provisionally cover you against any claim made against you for work done while you were practising. Our advisors will be able to set this up for you at the end of your policy.

I’m training as a therapist, do I need insurance?

Depending on what you are studying and if you are practising you may want to protect yourself against claims. As everyone’s situation is different and claims are unforeseeable we can’t advise either way but would suggest that even though liability and indemnity insurances are not legal requirements; you should not leave yourself vulnerable if you think you could open be to a civil liability claim against you.

Is my stock and equipment covered?

This policy is designed to cover the practitioner not a business or property. If you require these extra covers we can simply provide them at the same time with a business or home insurance policy which will offer the relevant cover for your stock, cash and premises etc.


Chiropodists and podiatrists insurance claims

A liability case being brought against you can be a worrying thing so it’s important you have trust in your insurance company. As specialist insurers to chiropodists and hundreds of other health care professionals and business owners we have the expertise to walk you through the process step by step offering advice from quote to claim.

A 24 hour emergency advice hotline means that you will have access to expert support anytime you need it.

In the event someone raises an allegation or claim against you, or even if you’re not sure contact us immediately. You won’t prejudice your policy in anyway so even if no claim arises you can still have peace of mind.

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