One thing that electrical companies in Boston should not do without is full insurance coverage for itself, its employees, and its clients. Some entrepreneurs forget this essential aspect of their trade when they start a business. Then, it is only when unfortunate events happen that they seriously consider getting the coverage that they should already have right from the start. What type of insurance should an electrical contractor get?
The thought of insuring a large aspect of the company is usually a deterrent for many contractors. They wish to be free of this hassle since they perceive that getting insured is just an added cost. However, it will take only an on-the-job disaster to change their views about getting coverage. The consequences of a lawsuit involving workers’ compensation can become the death knell for a starting electrical firm.
The electrical contractor should have health insurance for its employees. A general liability insurance is also necessary, considering that electrical work is full of hazards and is obviously a high-risk occupation. The general liability insurance also frees a contractor’s client from being answerable to any injuries that a contractor’s employee receives or sustains on the job.
Although it is easily overlooked, the company vehicle should also be insured. Once everything is covered, it is a green light to having a successful electrical contracting company.