Freelancer Insurance

Bespoke freelance worker insurance policies. Includes cover for professional indemnity insurance, public liability and cyber security.

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About Freelancer Insurance

People

Cover for freelance workers

Bespoke cover for a variety of professions including tradesmen, creative roles, tutors, hairdressers and more

Flexibility

Flexible freelancer insurance

Flexible cover that adapts as your requirements change

Shield

Third-party public liability cover for freelancers

Protect your freelance business from claims of injury or damage caused by your work

Direct Debit

Pay for your freelancer insurance by Direct Debit

You can split your payment into 10 monthly instalments. Please visit our dedicated Direct Debit page to find out more.

Features of Freelancer Insurance

Standard cover

Freelancer insurance to cover a range of businesses

From architect to tutor, accountant to photographer. Each type of business warrants its own insurance requirements. Our friendly team is available to discuss your business and help you find the most suitable policy for your needs.

Flexible coverage that can adapt for your contractual needs

As your demands change between contracts, your cover needs to be able to adapt in tandem to suit.

Choose from a range of features

There are a number of optional extras which can be covered within your policy including professional indemnity, public liability, product liability, business interruption, cyber security, contents, tools and equipment including work away and legal expenses.

Take your pick of our trusted partners

We work with a number of carefully selected insurance partners who can provide cover for the risks that come with operating as a freelancer. This means that once we’ve identified your requirements we will offer you the opportunity to choose from a selection of quotes from trusted advisers.

Freelancer Insurance FAQs

Question

Do I need professional indemnity insurance for my freelance business?

Answer

Whilst professional indemnity (PI) insurance is not a legal requirement, most businesses offering a design or advice service for a fee will need it. Allegations for errors and omissions can occur at any time and the legal defence costs can be very high, as can the compensation awards in the event of you being found to be at fault. 

Question

When do you need public liability insurance if you’re a freelancer?

Answer

Public liability insurance can help protect your freelance business from claims of injury or damage caused by your work. As a freelancer, having public liability insurance in place means you will be covered for the cost of settling the claim where you are at fault, including compensation pay-outs and legal defence fees.

Your need for Public Liability insurance protection depends on what level of exposure your business has with third parties.

Question

How much public liability should I cover myself for?

Answer

This will vary across different types of businesses. Towergate can offer public liability insurance policies with cover from £1 million up to £10 million or higher. The amount you need will depend on several aspects:

  • Your business activities
  • The type of locations and environments you are working in
  • The height or depth above/below ground level
  • The processes involved, particularly if these are of a high-risk nature involving any application of heat-work
  • The increasing court awards being made for personal injuries

Question

What are the insurance requirements for freelance workers?

Answer

Employers’ liability insurance is a legal requirement if you have employees but other cover depending on your business requirements include public liability, professional indemnity, buildings insurance. Each freelance business will have different requirements to protect it from financial loss.

Question

What is employers' liability cover and why do I need it?

Answer

This is only a requirement if you have your own employees but if you do, then it is a legal requirement for you to have this insurance in place. The cover will protect employees and enable you to provide compensation for them if they have suffered an injury or illness, as a result of your negligence, during the course of their employment.

Question

Can I pay in instalments?

Answer

To help you spread the cost of your premiums, we offer a quick and easy direct debit scheme for spreading payment over ten months. Please visit our dedicated Direct Debit page to find out more.

Question

Where can I find more information about monthly Direct Debit?

Answer

If you would like to know more about our monthly payment option, please visit our dedicated Direct Debit page.

How do I make a claim?

When you need to make a claim, we’ll guide you through the process and get your claim settled as quickly as possible.

1.

Find your insurance documents

and make sure you have all your information at hand, including your policy number

2.

Call the claims team

on 0330 018 2292 and explain exactly what happened

3.

Provide photos if requested

to help us understand what happened as quickly as we can

Relaxed Person Making Claim