Workers' compensation often limits or even prevents employees from taking legal action against their employer if they fall ill or get hurt on the job. At the same time, employees receive a form of financial relief if something does happen to them due to a work-related incident. In almost every state, businesses of all sizes are legally required to carry workers' comp for all of their employees. However, the scope and type of coverage required for your specific business can vary considerably from one state to the next. While some states do provide a government insurance plan, in most cases, business owners must purchase workers' compensation coverage through a private insurer like AmVenture. We offer insurance solutions for small businesses that can perfectly match your coverage needs.
What Does Workers' Compensation Cover?
A workers' compensation policy that suits one business well may not work for another. Coverage will therefore vary from one business to the next. In general, however, workers' comp will cover most illnesses and injuries that occur due to a work-related accident or incident. Most on-the-job accidents are covered, although off-site incidents may also be covered if they are work-related, such as an injury sustained on a business trip, a disease acquired through prolonged contact with hazardous chemicals on the job, or long-term injuries or illnesses that are slow to develop, such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Workers' compensation is no-fault and can be offered for both short- and long-term disabilities. AmVenture's 24/7 online claims filing service also ensures that your business can continue to run smoothly if and when you need to make a claim.
What Doesn't Workers' Compensation Cover?
Workers' comp reduces a company's liability exposure while offering employees much-needed financial relief if they are temporarily unable to return to work. There are some exclusions to coverage, however, including if the injured employee:
- Was under the influence of drugs or alcohol.
- Was in violation of company protocol at the time of the incident.
- Was engaged in illegal activity.
- Had been laid off or terminated.
- Was off the clock.
- Inflicted the injury intentionally upon themselves.
How Much Does Workers' Compensation Cost?
The cost of your company's workers' compensation plan will depend on your payroll and a number of other factors. The state and county where your business operates will impact the premiums you pay. Additionally, some industries represent a higher risk than others. High-risk occupations are generally associated with higher premiums, but even high-risk policyholders can get workers' comp through AmVenture at a competitive rate. We look at other factors aside from industry risk, such as your claims history, any safety protocols you have put in place, and your company's safety record in comparison to other companies working in the same field.
How do I Get Workers' Compensation?
AmVenture is focused on providing insurance solutions to suit specific small businesses rather than imposing a one-size-fits-all policy on every business. Request your free workers' comp quote today, and one of our representatives will contact you to discuss your unique insurance needs and craft a policy that will ensure your workers are covered, your liability exposure is reduced and your premiums are kept affordable.