Do education experts need professional indemnity insurance?

Do education experts need professional indemnity insurance?

What professional indemnity insurance is as defined on the web?

Professional Indemnity insurance is designed for professionals who provide advice or a service to their customers. It protects you against legal costs and claims for damages to third parties which may arise out of an act, omission or breach of professional duty in the course of your business.

If you think about it, if you go to your accountant, lawyer or doctor you would expect that their advice would be professional and accurate.  As an education expert you will be advising students about their future. There is a responsibility in ensuring that you are prepared to provide the advice and that it is accurate.  While the likelihood of litigation is small it is always advisable to be insured to handle the unexpected.

There is a significant number of insurance providers in the market. We are not experts at it and therefore would rather not recommend an insurance company.

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