What does workers' compensation insurance cover?
Workers’ compensation insurance helps provide medical, rehabilitation, and disability benefits for manufacturing 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 manufacturing worker is killed in a work-related incident.
In addition to helping manufacturing employees and their families, workers’ compensation insurance can also help protect manufacturing business owners. Workers’ compensation helps protect manufacturing 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 a manufacturing employee is harmed while performing work duties.
Depending on the laws in your state, to be considered compensable and therefore eligible for workers’ compensation, manufacturing injuries must:
have happened to a manufacturing employee (not a vendor or independent contractor),
be the result of a manufacturing 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 manufacturing 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 manufacturing industry. Below are a few of the most common class codes in the industry.
3076 – Metal manufacturing
2883 – Cabinet and furniture manufacturing
4484 – Plastic manufacturing
3629 – Precision machine parts manufacturing
2501 – Cloth, canvas, and related products manufacturing