Infographic: 5 Reasons a Contractor Should Have Contractors InsuranceBy My Service Depot on Friday, October 5, 2018
It's not easy being a contractor, but contractors insurance can help put your mind at ease and let you focus on your work.
Many people aspire to become a contractor, an understandable goal given all the great perks involved. If one gets an opportunity to open a contracting business, he or she must grab it straightaway. Why?
Contractors get to be their own boss, for one thing. If you’re sick and tired of employers treating you poorly, getting into business for yourself should help you get away from all that toxicity in the workplace. When you own the contracting business, you also won’t have to follow a rigid work schedule unless you want to. You can get to work whenever you like, and no one will look at you disapprovingly when you do.
The money, of course, will be better, especially when you have established yourself as a reliable contractor in a given field.
Being a contractor, however, also means you have to fulfill certain responsibilities and remain ready for any liabilities that may come your way. When you own a business, everything that happens within your company’s designated workplace comes back to you. If any of your employees injure themselves at work, he or she can file a claim against you to pay for treatment. The same goes for clients who might get hurt or suffer property damage if an accident caused—unintentionally or otherwise—by your workers takes place.
To protect yourself from these situations, consider contractors insurance. Getting coverage can help you and your company avoid disaster.
Check out the infographic below (click to enlarge) to discover why having contractors insurance is a must.