Insurance cover for freelance professionals and contractors
Contractor and freelancer life has its ups and downs. Our specialist insurance means that if a project goes pear-shaped, you won't be saddled with the bill. With the freedom to choose your jobs, hours and location, freelancing and contracting offers a lot of benefits.
But being your own boss also exposes you to risks you wouldn't face as a traditional employee.
From £5.13 per month
Pay by the month
Change or cancel any time
Make changes without fees
Why do I need contractor and freelancer insurance?
Clients pay for your knowledge and expertise, but what if you make a mistake? If your advice doesn't work out as expected, you could face a lawsuit, with legal costs and compensation to pay. If that happens, professional indemnity cover (PI) will ensure you're protected. Plus, clients may insist you have it – so it could help you win assignments (or not lose them!)
Cyber and data threats
If you work remotely and handle a lot of client data then you could be at risk of a cyber-attack or data breach.
Cyber security insurance for freelancers will protect you for a breach of data protection laws (where insurable by law) and your liability for handling data, as well as cover for extortion, system rectification costs, plus PR expenses and financial loss due to system downtime.
Moments of clumsiness
Our public liability insurance for freelancers will protect you if you cause injury or property damage to a third party, either at your home office, co-working space, at a client's office, or when out and about. It's also worth bearing in mind that some of your clients, or even suppliers, might ask you to have PL, so make sure your minimum cover limit meets their requirements as well as your own.
Tools of the trade
Whatever kit you rely on, whether that's a laptop, filming equipment or more technical machinery, having it lost, stolen or damaged will leave you high and dry. With our freelance contents insurance and portable equipment cover, we'll replace your gear and have you back up and running in no time. And unlike with many providers, being based in a co-working space is no problem.
- How much cover do I need?
- Can I change my cover or add policies?
- What to do if I have multiple business activities?
- How do I know what my policy covers?
- How do I cancel my policy?
- How long is a quote valid for?
- Is business insurance tax deductible?
- What do I do if my business type isn't on the list?
- Will I be covered straight away?
Contractors and freelancers guides
- What contractors need to know about business insurance
- The Ultimate Guide to Startup Insurance
- Your ultimate guide to cyber security
- What freelancers needs to know about business insurance
- What contractors need to know about business insurance
- Everything you need to know about IT contracting
- Everything you need to know about going freelance
- 10 top hacks for solopreneurs
Excellent value at an affordable monthly cost. I have not needed use the services. But its good to know I have the insurance there to allow me to get on with my work.
James, J. Black Photography
Flexible. simple, easy, immediate. As a busy freelancer I need flexibility to potentially change the policy month by month - very handy and a feature I didn't find with other providers.
Tim, Graphic Design Freelancer
Excellent service, and really lovely people. Completely understanding of small or start up businesses, and a willingness/ability to be flexible. I'm very happy.
Lorna, Magic Penny Gifts
A super slick interface and all around great experience. Thumbs up Digital Risks! Having spoken to a number of "large" insurers, the pricing I received from Digital Risks was much more competitively priced for "like for like" cover. Highly recommended.
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Our insurance products are underwritten by Standard & Poor’s A-rated financial strength or higher. This means the underwriter has been independently assessed by the world’s leading credit rating provider and found to have a strong capacity to meet financial commitments (pay claims).
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