Do I need workers compensation insurance?
Employers have a legal responsibility to their employees to make the workplace safe. However, accidents happen even when every reasonable safety measure has been taken. To protect employers and employees from workplace accidents, almost every state requires businesses to buy workers compensation insurance. Workers compensation insurance covers workers injured on the job, whether they’re hurt on the workplace premises or elsewhere, or in auto accidents while on business. It also covers work-related illnesses.
Workers compensation provides payments to injured workers, without regard to who was at fault in the accident, for time lost from work and for medical and rehabilitation services. It also provides death benefits to surviving spouses and dependents.
Each state has different laws governing the amount and duration of lost income benefits, the provision of medical and rehabilitation services and how the system is administered.
Extra Protection that Keeps You in Business
A Commercial Umbrella policy will provide your business with additional coverage should a lawsuit or major accident exceed the limits of your existing, or underlying, General, Auto, or other business liability policy. It can also insure an incident that occurs outside of your coverage territory.
The following are examples of situations where Commercial Umbrella coverage can safeguard your business:
- Accidental falls or slips on your property
- A carbon monoxide leak in your building
- Libel, slander, or invasion of privacy
- If one of your products causes injury or illness
- If a fire in your building damages other property
- Violations of Employment Practices Liability
- If your business vehicle is involved in an accident
How Much Umbrella Coverage is Enough?
Since lawsuits can be expensive and accidents do happen, you can never be too careful with your coverage options. At Norris Insurance, our helpful insurance experts will work with the individual needs of your business to find a level of protection that keeps you and your operations secure and avoid major loss.