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Professional Indemnity for Web Designers

Covers against compensation claims for negligence or financial loss, including legal costs


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Get your advice covered

As a web designer, your clients turn to you for expert advice. From the early days of project planning, all the way through to aftercare and consultancy, it’s your role to provide professional and reliable advice and design work.

For the most part this is exactly what you provide. But accidents can happen, and there are a number of risks that you could fall victim to.

An error in a website you’ve designed, accidental copyright infringement and loss of or damage to digitised data are just some of the risks that could end up costing your business thousands of pounds.

Even a simple mistake could lead to a claim being brought against you, which could cause significant damage to both your business and reputation.

For example, if the website that you’ve designed for your client doesn’t meet the requirements that they provided to you in their brief, or fails entirely, they could decide to make a claim for their loss against your business. Which is a cost that you’d have to pay for yourself without the right insurance in place.

Fortunately our Professional Indemnity Insurance for Web Designers provides cover for a range of professional indemnity claims including:

  • Unintentional breach of contract
  • Loss of or damage to documents
  • Legal defence costs

While not a legal requirement, many clients will ask you to provide proof of Professional Indemnity insurance before they agree to work with you. So it’s important to make sure that you’ve got the right insurance for your business needs.

How does Professional Indemnity Insurance work?

If you're sued for a professional mishap which is covered by your policy, our Professional Indemnity Insurance will pay out for any lawyers, experts or any other legal costs accrued to defend your business against a claim. These are payable in addition to the policy limit.

The policy will also cover you if you need representation at any inquiry which is directly related to any claim made against your work, and for any compensation up to the policy limit that you choose.

Do I need professional indemnity insurance if I’m self-employed?

Although you may feel that you’ve done nothing wrong, you will still need to defend your business in order to prove so, should a claim be brought against your business.

The cost of defending yourself and your business is usually a high one, so you need to make sure you have the right insurance in place to cover this cost.

Our Professional Indemnity for Web Designers policy covers your business against:

* Please keep a record of your previous policies

What's covered as standard?

Direct Line for Business Professional Indemnity Insurance for Web Designers provides cover for the following as standard:

  • Up to £2m Professional Indemnity cover
  • Compensation up to the policy limit that you choose
  • Cover for defence costs (these are payable in addition to the policy limit)
  • No admin fees for changes made during the policy period
  • Access to our free 24/7 legal helpline

All from £7.99 per month

(10% of customers paid this price November 2015 – April 2016)

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