An ever increasing number of people in the labor force are contractors. As the owner of a business you normally use contractors to ensure that they have contractor insurance. This type of insurance is useful in the event of injury or damage caused by the contractors on any of your property. As a contractor you will need contractor insurance to protect yourself from any claims made against you directly and/or any legal expenses incurred even if you are wrongfully sued by the company, organization or party’s involved.
There are several people who are possible candidates for contractor insurance. This is an option for anybody who is a limited company contractor. Most companies are more likely to make use of you if you have a contractor insurance policy in place to protect them from any arising issues. Contractor insurance cover is mandatory if you want to contract for a governmental institution of a state, federal or even on a city level. Without contractor insurance you do not have a chance of being contracted to supply services to any governmental institution. You essentially have a responsibility over the work you provide to your customer and contractor insurance protects you and the other party from any issues that may result from it.
A contractor insurance policy generally has three parts; it covers you, the person or company you are contracted to and member of the public who may be affected directly by your job as a limited company contractor. In each of these groups, it is necessary to have additional full protection available from your provider against accidental destruction or damage caused to property and equipment and full liability protection covering legal, medical and compensation costs.
Contractor insurance does not cover negligent actions or deliberate errors. They will also not provide prolonged cover if you show a pattern of consistent and negligent behavior. Other than these two main exclusions, contractor insurance is a very complete cover since it gives you and the company a safety net that would otherwise not be available.
There are more insurance products and services that the policy holder could take out in this range. Contractor insurance is mostly designed to include professional indemnity and public liability features. It also covers property and equipment to a large extent. If you need additional coverage in these areas as you realize the volume of business you will produce in a year it will be prudent for you to apply for a separate cover to have protection to a larger extent.
A limited company contractor’s work may be used several years after he has completed his work. Therefore, contractor insurance may only be active many years after a contract has been completed. Contractor insurance will ensure that you are still covered for liability long after you retire as you will need to be covered in the event of any consequent legal action. This may take the form of an extension of the liability clause to your contractors insurance or a run-off insurance policy.
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