Choosing Better Insurance Coverage

Few things are more important than having the right insurance coverage. About ten years ago, I was involved in a near-fatal crash where I experienced traumatic physical and emotional injuries. It was really challenging for me to endure the hospital stay and subsequent physical rehabilitation, but with the help of my medical team and my insurance company, I was able to overcome the challenge and completely recover. This blog is all about the importance of choosing the right insurance plan so that you can get on with your life and enjoy those precious years with your family and your friends.

Contractor Insurance Policies

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If you are opening a construction business or another business that will require heavy-duty labor and the use of machinery on someone else's property, it is important to seek contractor insurance. Many jurisdictions and employers require that a contractor carries insurance. Insurance protects a property owner, a business owner, and a business owner's employees.

Basic Insurance

The municipality where you will be performing work duties may require that a basic insurance policy is sought. This is the minimum amount of coverage that is available. It will protect against injuries and damage that are your fault or the fault of your employees. Carrying this type of insurance will prevent you from being sued in the event that an unforeseen incident occurs on a jobsite that will be detrimental to the property or to the health and safety of the owner of the property. 

Advanced Insurance Options

An insurance agent can recommend insurance coverage that is adequate for a particular business. The types of machinery that you will be using, the number of people who will be employed by you, and the areas of expertise that each person possesses can greatly affect how much insurance coverage is needed. For instance, if you use heavy-duty machinery that contains cutting blades and other potentially hazardous accessories, it would be in your best interest to seek a comprehensive insurance package.

This type of contractor's insurance will cover costs associated with damages and injuries. An insurance agent will quote you a price, which will be reflective of an advanced insurance quote. Any time that you invest in new equipment or take on more work duties, it may be time to upgrade your contractor's insurance. The modification of your policy will ensure that you are always equipped with an adequate amount of coverage.

Workers Compensation

Workers compensation insurance coverage will protect your employees. if an employee gets injured on the job, they will receive financial assistance for any medical bills or loss of pay that they incur. Providing workers compensation for your employees will prevent you from being burdened with lawsuits, which are directly connected to an incident that occurred while one of your workers was actively performing duties.

Your insurance agent will draw up a workers compensation package that will be beneficial to you. Your insurance should always be kept updated and you should always have access to your insurance paperwork. Your policies can be bundled together, which will require you to pay one monthly payment for your coverage. 


3 January 2023