Workers' Comp for Electricians
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Why do electricians need workers' comp insurance?
Electrician professionals may be easily injured in their workplaces and should carry appropriate insurance coverage in case of accidents. Workers’ compensation, sometimes called workers’ comp or workman’s comp, can help cover medical fees and lost wages for electrician-work-related injuries.
Not only is workers’ comp coverage legally required for almost all electrician businesses with employees‚ but it also helps provide protection for the business by reducing its financial risk. For every dollar spent on a workers’ comp claim, $5 are spent in indirect costs—such as lost productivity, hiring and retraining electrician workers, and replacing or repairing damaged equipment.
The most common injuries experienced by electrician company employees are:
– Electrical burns
– Electrical shock
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What does workers' compensation insurance cover?
Workers’ compensation insurance helps provide medical, rehabilitation, and disability benefits for electrician employees who become injured as a direct result of their job. Workers’ comp may also pay death benefits to an employee’s dependents if the electrician worker is killed in a work-related incident.
In addition to helping electrician employees and their families, workers’ compensation insurance can also help protect electrician business owners. Workers’ compensation helps protect electrician businesses from liability for employees’ workplace injuries, and it helps keep employers from having to pay directly out of pocket for those injuries. This coverage may reduce the risk of a significant financial loss if an electrician employee is harmed while performing work duties.
Depending on the laws in your state, to be considered compensable and therefore eligible for workers’ compensation, electrician injuries must:
have happened to an electrician employee (not a vendor or independent contractor),
be the result of an electrician workplace injury or illness during employment, and
cause impairment and/or lost wages.
What are relevant types of class codes?
When you’re ready to start your 3-minute quote, you’ll need to know your electrician business’s class code.
A class code is assigned by the National Council of Compensation Insurance (NCCI) or by state agencies—and is created based on the activities and risk level the work requires.
There are many different workers’ comp class codes within the electrician industry. Below is one of the most common class codes in the industry.