No matter what kind of industry you are involved with, workers can find themselves hurt in some sort of incident. If you are not protected with the right workers compensation insurance, then you may find yourself at the other end of a very expensive lawsuit. On the other hand, the right kinds of coverage can assist you immensely during times of crisis.
What Does Workers Compensation Provide?
Depending on the coverage of a particular agency, this insurance can provide:
- Disability Benefits – An employee losing their source of income due to an injury can be a nightmare for them. Disability benefits are there to provide hurt employees with the lost wages they would have received while recovering. These benefits can last a few weeks or months as well as permanently if a worker never recovers completely.
- Medical Expenses – The first thing that can happen to a hurt or ill employee is being sent to the hospital. This of course can be very costly for both employers and employees. Workers compensation is there to cover those costs so that your pockets don’t have to.
- Death Benefits – In the unfortunate case that an employee dies on the job, then you may likely have to pay their family and dependents. This insurance can also cover that.
It is important to be prepared with adequate coverage before one of your employees falls sick. Start working on your company’s workers compensation plan as soon as possible.