Workers' Comp for Laundromat Workers
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Why do laundromats need workers' comp insurance?
Laundromat professionals, including dry cleaners, 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 laundromat work-related injuries.
Not only is workers’ comp coverage legally required for almost all laundromat businesses with employees‚ but it also helps provide protection for the business by reducing its financial risk.
The most common injuries experienced by laundromat employees are:
– Slips, trips, and falls
– Overexertion or strained muscles
– Repetitive motion injuries
Learn more about how workers’ compensation insurance can help protect laundromat employees.
More than three-quarters of small businesses overpay for workers' comp coverage.
What does workers' compensation insurance cover?
Workers’ compensation insurance helps provide medical, rehabilitation, and disability benefits for laundromat workers or dry cleaners who become injured as a direct result of their job. Workers’ comp may also pay death benefits to a laundromat employee’s dependents if the employee is killed in a work-related incident.
In addition to helping laundromat employees and their families, workers’ compensation insurance can also help protect business owners. Workers’ compensation helps protect laundromat 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 a laundromat worker is harmed while performing work duties.
Depending on the laws in your state, to be considered compensable and therefore eligible for workers’ compensation, laundromat injuries must:
have happened to a laundromat or dry cleaning employee (not a vendor or independent contractor),
be the result of a laundromat or dry cleaning 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 laundromat 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 laundromat industry. Below is one of the most common class codes in the industry.