Chemical Engineer insurance
Expect more from your insurer. Specialist insurance for chemical engineers starting at £5 per month*.
Fast, easy online quote in 90 seconds
24hr legal advice helpline included
No hidden fees or cancellation charges
Some of the engineering professions we cover
Cover starting at £5 a month
Cover starting at £5 a month
Frequently asked questions
I need to arrange insurance to start work - do you provide proof of cover?
Yes. As soon as you purchase a policy with Markel, you will receive a ‘Confirmation of Liability Insurance’ document via email – along with the rest of your policy documents. This can be presented to agencies and clients as proof of cover.
Does my insurance cover me if I work abroad?
In the majority of cases, Markel can insure you if a proportion of your work takes place abroad. When you complete the online quote form, you will be asked what percentage of your income comes from overseas. You will be notified whether Markel’s insurance can cover you.
I work offshore – does Markel’s insurance cover this?
What are the differences between professional indemnity and public liability insurance?
Professional indemnity insurance covers you and your business against allegations of professional negligence. It would protect you if, for example, you were to offer poor consultancy to a client, or made an error when conducting work.
Public liability insurance covers against allegations of illness or personal injury caused to third parties because of negligence on your part. This includes individuals injured as a result of your error and damage to property such as client-owned laptops or smartphones.
Both these types of cover insure against different scenarios, so you should consider arranging both types of cover.
What limit of cover should I choose?
Industry bodies, clients or recruitment agencies that you are working through may specify a minimum level of cover. You may wish to check with them before you arrange cover with Markel.
If this is the first time you have arranged chemical engineer insurance, or are still unsure on your legal responsibilities to clients and employees, give some thought to a worst case scenario and what the likely cost would be to put your mistake right.
Why should I choose Markel’s insurance?
Markel has over 25 years of experience insuring contractors, consultants and self-employed professionals. We insure over 200,000 micro businesses and are highly rated by our customers at Feefo.com.
We are a division of Markel International, a Lloyd’s and London market insurer that wrote gross premium totals of £1.09bn in 2020.
To talk about your insurance requirements and better understand our cover, call us on 0800 640 6600 or get a quick quote online.
How are Markel Direct regulated?
Markel International Insurance Company Limited is authorised by the Prudential Regulation Authority and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority. Find out more on the Financial Services Register.
Access exclusive contractor services - included as standard
When you purchase a policy with Markel, you automatically receive access to exclusive services and legal resources at no additional cost, including:
24/7 access to a legal advice helpline manned by qualified solicitors
Access legal templates and resources with the Markel Business Hub
Support with chasing unpaid invoices with our fee dispute service
Receive discounted IR35 contract reviews with your policy
Expert management of public relations crises with The Counsel House