Claiming on professional liability insurance
Thread poster: philgoddard
philgoddard
United States
Member (2009)
German to English
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Nov 6, 2009

I know we've had discussions before about whether it's necessary, but as far as I know nobody has asked this question:
Have you, or has anyone you know, ever made a claim under a professional liability policy for translators?
Just curious...


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Sheila Wilson  Identity Verified
Spain
Local time: 11:12
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Is that what it's for? Nov 6, 2009

You mean there are cases when they pay you? Maybe more than you've paid them?
No, I don't believe it!

No, I've never made a claim on this insurance, nor on most of my other insurance policies, although the car insurance has come in handy a couple of times when I've had a bit of a whoopsie. Isn't that the way it normally goes? i.e. we put our money into a black hole.


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writeaway  Identity Verified
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Doesn't that cover professional blunders? Nov 7, 2009

philgoddard wrote:

I know we've had discussions before about whether it's necessary, but as far as I know nobody has asked this question:
Have you, or has anyone you know, ever made a claim under a professional liability policy for translators?
Just curious...


To quote John McEnroe, you can't be serious. You are asking people to admit that they got into trouble by mistranslating a text or causing some other serious issue, were then sued and had to have their insurance kick in and pay the damages. Like when a legal doc is mistranslated and the party ends up in court or when a medical doc is mistranslated and the person ends up in the morgue.
Do you really expect anyone to admit to this here in a forum that shows up all over the www?
Isn't it like asking doctors how often they've had to use their malpractice insurance??



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