Workers’ compensation insurance, or simply workers’ comp, is not just a legal requirement–it’s an investment in your staff’s security.
The precise rules vary from state to state, but the general rule is that your business must take out workers’ comp coverage for employees that pays out if they are injured at work.
In principle, the workers’ comp payouts will cover medical bills, care costs and a proportion of any lost wages. Plus, in the worst-case scenario, workers’ compensation insurance will cover funeral costs and death benefits.
There are often harsh legal penalties for businesses that don’t carry workers’ comp. But, aside from that, workers’ comp insurance can also help your business, as it makes sure staff get adequate medical treatment that help them return to work fit and healthy.
Many workers’ compensation insurance policies go beyond the legal minimums and will also pay your legal costs if an employee sues over a workplace injury.
While you can get standalone workers’ compensation policies, you can also often buy workers’ comp coverage as an add-on to other policies, such as a business owners policy (BOP), general liability insurance or professional liability insurance.
Our insurance experts are ready to help you determine the best method for obtaining proper workers comp insurance for your business.