Working as a counselor is a strenuous job. Many people who enter this profession do so because they simply want to help those in need. Providing this level of help can be rewarding, especially when things go well. However, there are instances when things can go poorly. And, even when you’ve done everything well, you may be faced with claims made against you and your practice. Having the right type and amount of business insurance becomes incredibly valuable in these instances. It can make all of the difference in protecting your business and safeguarding your career.
What Does Professional Liability Insurance Cover?
Those working in any form or type of counseling career, need to have ample protection against claims made against them. The basic form of liability insurance, often called general liability insurance, is a good place to start. However, this is rarely enough financial protection from the high cost of lawsuits within the medical field. Professional liability insurance extends your protection and can give you the support you need. It can help in multiple ways.
Professional liability insurance is applicable to those who provide others with professional advice. If you do so and that advice or other assistance leads to loss for another person, you may face a claim against you. Your liability insurance will help you by providing funds for claims that come in, assuming they are legitimate and covered under the plan. Additionally, the plan will help to defend you in a court of law. This includes paying for attorney fees as well as fees associated with court costs. This type of legal assistance can be very valuable even in small claims instances.
Counselors and others working on within other practices as well as those operating their own practice need to have comprehensive business insurance. It is the only way to minimize financial claims and to protect your business from long-term loss. And, with this type of insurance, you do not have to worry about providing the care and support your patients need. Your insurance protection is there to help you when and if things do not go well, within the level of the policy you have.
Call Avanti Associates at (914) 273-8511 for more information on Armonk professional liability insurance.