Are contractor's liability insurance policies only written if the policy holder also gets workmans' comp insurance?
Contractor Liability InsuranceNo, You can purchase Contractors Liability Insurance as a standalone coverage.
Many companies offer Contractors Liability coverage with or without your workman's compensation coverage. Depending on the nature of your business structure, you may not even need Workers comp coverage.
It is perfectly fine for you to purchase the two coverages separately. You may however get a better rate if purchased together because some companies will offer you a discount for placing multiple policies with the same company.
By law, it's optional for sole proprietors. Reality can be different though. In the construction trades most general contractors will require any subs who are sole proprietors to have workmans comp. This is what their insurance companies require. If a sub doesn't have workmans comp the insurance company adds their wages to the gc's bill.
Workers compensation insurance is nothing more than "workers compensation insurance". Your question is similar to asking what type of auto liability insurance does a person who drives a car need. There is not "type of workmans com" insurance. Just ask your local insurance agent to help you obtain workers compensation insurance and he will give you a quote.
You should hire a licensed contractor. He should already have liability insurance and workmen's comp for his employees. If you do not hire a properly licensed contractor, all the liability for anything tha might go wrong falls on you. If your insurance company discovers that you hired an unlicensed contractor, they could, and probably will, deny payment on any claims you may file. Tread cautiously!
It depends on the insurance company and their particular experience with the kind of work, number of employees, loss history, management, company's safety program, areas of operation and more. Your insurance agent can discuss options. If you're self-employed, ask about Occupational Accident and Contingent Liability instead of Workers' Compensation.
To start with you would definitely need liability. And if you have employees workmans comp. You don't state what type of business you're in and I don't know if there would be any specialized insurance involved. Do your research and start calling ins. brokers. A 2: Sounds lke you might need Public liability insurance (covers the cost of compensation from anybody injured). You still need to check with your insurance broker before making any decision…
Most of the major types, more than one of which could be included in one policy: 1) auto 2) home /property 3) health 4) life 5) boat 6) farm 7) business / lost income 8) personal liability 9) inland marine 10) garage keepers 11) workmans comp 12) commercial liabililty 13) commerical vehicle 14) umbrella
The short answer is... you probably won't be able to find it, ever. There is simply not enough premium collected from a short-term workers comp policy for an insurer to want to accept the potential cost of employee injury claims. To make this more meaningful consider this... your workers compensation policy has no specified maximum limit of coverage (don't confuse the employers liability or part II coverage) except for the settlement amounts and conditions specified…
Because everyone deserves the American dream of Sharing the wealth thus a decent plumbing helper would make $25 per hr in the envelope and then there is health insurance and liability insurance and workmans comp ins and over head and profit . Being a "citizen of the world" it is your democratic duty to never ever complain no matter how much it cost to hire someone .. Just pay the bill and be thankful
Depends on several things: your line of work, limits, deductibles, payroll, number of employees, years in business, experience, whether you have a safety program, claims history, insurance company, and more. Your insurance agent can give you a quote, and ask for a copy of your application and get a few quotes from other agents because different companies have different rules and rates based on their specific experience with your type of business. That said, insurance…
Does the insurance company check your credit if you are obtaining workmans comp insurance for your business?
That depends. Most states require that homeowner policies include workers comp coverage. It is intended to cover household employees, such as a maid or nanny. Regardless of whether or not you need the coverage, if your state department of insurance requires it be on the policy then you cannot have it removed. Call your agent to see if it's a state requirement or something they simply chose to add on.
I don't know of any insurance companies offering this, but if you're in the entertainment business (pyrotech, sound tech, musician, promoter, manager, lighting tech, DJ, etc.) there's a Comp alternative called VOCAL. It's Occupational Accident and Contingent Liability and is available on a short term, as needed basis for events. See weblink below.
I don't know of any, but if you're in the entertainment business (pyrotech, sound tech, musician, promoter, manager, lighting tech, DJ, etc.) there's a Comp alternative called VOCAL. It's Occupational Accident and Contingent Liability and is available on a short term, as needed basis for events. See weblink below.
Workmans' comp law does not require your employer pay health benefits beyond treatment of the injury. Your employment (e.g., union) contract may require continuation of benefits, however. And FMLA can quarantee 12 weeks of continued employer contribution. After that you must be offered COBRA continuation.
Does a driver who owns his dump truck have to buy workmans comp or allow the contractor to take it out of his pay?
Workman's Comp is for employees. If you are the owner and operator, you need standard health insurance. Health insurance won't pay for your lost wages, won't pay survivor benefits, and if you receive a serious injury, who will pay for your health insurance? Comp has lifetime medical benefits for injuries, and it doesn't depend on future premiums. A less expensive option is Occupational Accident and Contingent Liability - they aren't the same as Comp, but…
First. My answers are for U.S. Employees ONLY. If you're a 1099 employee and you work in any setting, You are covered by Workman's Comp. If you work for a company and they pay you 1099, but you work for them, same place every day, etc, they MUST carry Workmans Comp insurance to cover you. Now there are a couple of exceptions. For instance you are, or work for ABC cleaning company. If you submit…
In Georgia Workers' Compensation insurance falls under the Workers' Compensation Act which defines the responsibility of the employer to provide prompt medical and disability benefits for injuries sustained on the job by workers. This is insurance that the employer, certain employers, are required to have. This insurance covers the employees who have injuries that result in partial or total incapacity or death. In return, the employer is shielded from tort liability for these injuries. In…
It depends on the state that you are in, in California, if you are the owner and have no employees, you do not need workers compensation insurance. The easiest way to find out would be to call your local employment development department - if you are not in CA - if you are, I just answered your question!
If you have not been released from a worker's compensation claim and your place of employment sells out to another company and you are not working because of cut wages can you collect unemployment?
You should still be collecting workmans comp if the doctor hasn't released you back to work. Workmans Compensation is an insurance that your employer bought. You can't collect unemployment if you haven't been released back to work from the doctor. You have to be ABLE to work to collect unemployment.