As an environmental consultant, you provide expertise and advice across a range of fast-evolving disciplines within the environmental sector. Clients rely on you for your specialist knowledge and insight, and may make business decisions based on the information you present.
Why do you need professional indemnity cover?
Because you provide a professional service to clients, you could be at risk of being challenged on the work you deliver. It could be the late delivery of a report that means your client misses an important bid deadline. Or advice that a client believes led to them losing money. If a client brings a claim against your business for compensation, you'll want a professional indemnity insurance policy in place that defends and protects you.
That's why we've built on our specialist business insurance knowledge to offer professional indemnity insurance for environmental consultants. It's tailored to the needs of consultants or small businesses carrying out activities like environmental impact assessment, ecological surveys, carbon footprint analysis or waste and resource management and can help protect you against the cost of settling or defending a client’s claim that there is a problem with the work you have done for them.
Why choose Hiscox PI insurance for environmental consultants?
You’ll be protected against the risks most common in your industry, including cover for:
- negligence or breach of duty of care – making a mistake in your work or giving bad advice
- defence costs for investigations under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 or similar legislation
- infringement of intellectual property rights – for example using content from a website or publication without permission
- breach of confidence – sharing confidential or sensitive information without consent
- civil liability – if a claim occurs because of your business activity for a client and we haven’t specifically excluded it, it's covered.
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We'll defend you
If a claim is made against you, and we think you have a reasonable chance of defending it successfully, we have the duty to defend you. This includes defending the entirety of a claim, even if some parts of it are not covered by your professional indemnity insurance policy. Get peace of mind that should a claim be made, you can focus on what you do best and leave our experts to deal with the complaint. We will deduct the costs incurred in defending the non-covered portion of a claim from the final settlement.
Protect your hard-earned reputation
Hiscox professional indemnity insurance for environmental consultants includes free crisis containment cover. This provides access to specialist public relations support if a covered claim looks likely to damage the reputation of your business. So, should the worse happen, you can let the experts manage your response to events while you focus on running your business.
We want you to understand the PI cover we offer. Environmental consultants are covered under our professional indemnity policy for green consultants.
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