Workers’ Comp Insurance

Accidents happen, no matter how much you prioritize safety in your construction business. And in the high-risk construction industry, an accident could easily lead to an employee injury. Workers' compensation insurance ensures you can take care of your most important business asset, the men and women who help you get the job done.

Workers’ Comp Insurance

In the event of an accident, you can be prepared to protect your employees as much as possible, while shielding your construction business from the possibility of liability for employee injuries.

What Does Workers’ Comp Cover?

In the construction industry, it happens every day. A worker could slip off a ladder, fall from a roof, be struck by a falling object, or be injured by heavy machinery. If one of your employees is injured or becomes ill as a result of their job, workers’ comp benefits cover the costs of getting them well and back to work, including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Legal fees, in the event of a lawsuit
  • Disability benefits

As an employer, it’s important to provide workers’ comp for your employees. And in many states, employers are required to provide workers’ comp by law.

Workers’ comp doesn’t just benefit your employee, it also protects you from financial losses in the event an employee injury becomes a lawsuit. You can get your employees the care they need and deserve to get back to work, while protecting your business from hassles, headaches, and costly lawsuits.

In the construction industry, your employees risk their safety simply by showing up for work. Prevent accidents from happening by emphasizing a culture of safety, and be prepared for accidents with workers’ comp insurance so you can take care of the people who work hard for you.

Do You Need Workers Compensation Insurance?

As an independent contractor, you may or may not need to have workers compensation insurance. Workers comp regulations are mandated state by state. If you are in business for yourself, and you do not have employees, you are most likely not required to buy workers comp. However, in some states you need to purchase workers comp even if you don’t employ others.

If you are a contractor who employs other workers, your state will most likely require you to carry this insurance. This policy protects workers from job-related illness, injury or death. It will also reimburse workers for lost wages if they cannot go back to work. The benefit to you, as the employer, is that this coverage can help to prevent losses from employee lawsuits.

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