Construction Insurance Information
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What is Construction and Trades Insurance?
Construction professionals, tradesmen, and contractors are faced with daily risks of job site hazards and equipment damage. Construction insurance is designed to help you maintain a safe work site and can provide protection for materials, natural disasters, as well as your own business.
However, construction companies often need specialized policies for complete coverage. Contractors, carpenters, home builders, remodelers, plumbers, electricians, handymen and other professionals in the construction industry can benefit from such specialized insurance policies.
What Types of Insurance are Available for those in Construction and the Trades Industry?
Construction and trade professionals work with heavy machinery and specialized equipment that can break down or injure workers. For this reason, standard commercial insurance policies, along with specialized policies, are necessary for comprehensive coverage. Some of the most common policies needed by construction professionals include the following:
- General liability insurance: Could cover liability costs if individuals unassociated with your business experience injury or property damage on your work site.
- Professional liability insurance: Also called errors and omissions insurance, this policy could protect you from third-party claims of error and/or negligence.
- Commercial vehicle insurance: Could cover any business-owned vehicles or personal vehicles used on behalf of a business and the associated liability of such use. This can include cars, trucks, vans, cement mixers, etc.
- Loss of income insurance: Could cover a loss of income within policy limits resulting from business interruption.
- Builder’s risk insurance: Could cover property damage on work sites while under construction, which may also include construction materials prior to installation.
- Workers’ compensation: Could compensate employees who are injured on the job for medical expenses and partial wage replacement.
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