Why You Need Contractors Insurance

If you are a contractor who works in a type of business that requires a lot of work in other businesses’ properties or people’s homes, you should look into what type of contractor’s insurance you need. It is really important to do this, especially in case you are involved in an accident that causes harm to yourself or others. Contractors insurance is important for individual contractors to look into, but also the businesses who employ them.

E.S.T.I.R. Inc. in Bloomfield, NJ is proud to offer contractors insurance. Because it can be such a minefield, our agents gladly walk you through your insurance options and our quotes. 

Types of contractors insurance

Depending on the nature of your business or the service you do, you will need certain types of contractor insurance. We list a couple of the most common ones below for you:

Personal liability insurance/Umbrella insurance

Personal liability insurance is useful in case you cause someone else bodily harm or damage their property. Personal liability insurance enables you to cover any costs endured by individuals or companies.

Umbrella insurance is usually the most comprehensive type of insurance when it comes to liability, as it covers liability in most situations.

Workers’ compensation insurance

If you are not a contractor yourself, but employ others (or perhaps you are both), you should look into workers’ compensation insurance, which is usually mandatory as soon as you hire one employee. This covers the company in case the contractor is involved in an accident on the work floor and covers their costs if they need time to recover.

To look into contractors insurance today, call E.S.T.I.R. Inc. in Bloomfield, NJ or request a quote here. 

Commercial insurance for you and your business

As a business owner, you are probably used to the paperwork and issues you have to deal with daily. While sorting out proper insurance might seem like another one, it can give you a lot of peace of mind if you know you have the right one for your business. 

E.S.T.I.R. Inc. in Bloomfield, NJ can help you make sure that you have the right commercial insurance, and discuss different quotes and options with you. 

Types of commercial insurance

Different situations can require different types of commercial insurance. Some of these include:

  • You have a company car that either you or your employees use. For this, you need commercial auto insurance, which in some cases should be fairly comprehensive, just like auto insurance for personal cars you may drive. 
  • You run a call center from an office building, or perhaps you run a dog sitting company from a hall. Either way, if you own property that you use for your business, you must look into business property insurance to cover any incidents. This could be from an employee hurting themselves on the property to large-scale issues such as a natural disaster causing damage to the property. 
  • If your employees do get hurt while they are at work to the extent that they can’t work, you need to continue paying them. So this doesn’t come out of your pocket, and the employee doesn’t lose out while they can’t work. You can cover both of you via workers’ compensation insurance. 

If you want to discuss the above and other commercial insurance options, give E.S.T.I.R. Inc. in Bloomfield, NJ a call and we can talk to you about this.