About Professional Indemnity

This policy provides coverage for the Insured’s legal liability for a breach of professional duty in the sport by reason of an act, error or omission committed by or on behalf of the Insured.

Limit of Liability $10,000,000 in the aggregate
Excess $1,000

This section excludes claims arising from a player against a player however persons coaching, refereeing, officiating or supervising Rugby or training for Rugby are afforded coverage under this section for actions taken against them by players.

Examples of claims under this section

A coach teaches a player a scrumming technique. A player utilises that technique and is injured in doing so. The player sues the coach and club for alleged wrongful advice which it is claimed contributed to the injury. The Professional Indemnity Policy under the plan would be called upon to indemnify the club and/or coach, including defence costs.

Examples of incidents which are not covered

A player is injured during a match. The team manager, who is a doctor, goes to their aid and advises that the injury does not appear serious and that the player, if still in pain, should see their GP during the week. It turns out the injury was serious and that the failure to go to hospital immediately contributed to the severity of the injury.

The player sues the Doctor for providing wrongful advice. This would not be covered under the Professional Indemnity Policy as it excludes advice offered by qualified doctors (who should hold their own Medical Indemnity Insurance). Insured Persons under the policy would be covered in this scenario if they were not qualified doctors (First Aid officers, Physios etc. are NOT considered to be Qualified Doctors).

Please note: the Professional Indemnity policy is a claims made policy. This means that the policy indemnifies for claims first made against you and notified to the Insurer during the period of insurance. It is therefore extremely important that notification is given immediately to Aon Insurance Brokers Pty Limited or the Insurer as soon as you are aware of any circumstance that may lead to a claim.