workmans compensation

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Partelows, May 15, 2008.

  1. Partelows

    Partelows LawnSite Member
    Messages: 4

    I was wondering do most commercial accounts require that you have Workman's compensations insurance on your workers.Is this a normal requirement? I have several commercial accounts and have always been asked for business insurance but never for workmans comp.I was wondering if anyone has any input on this.

    Thanks Bob
  2. dmc337

    dmc337 LawnSite Member
    Messages: 49

    It would depend on the account. 1 of mine hasn't required it yet, but 2 new ones required it. I haven't had to hire anyone until this year so I was able to opt out of workers comp insurance as my wife, step-son, and I were the only workers...until now...
  3. Saltydawg

    Saltydawg LawnSite Member
    Messages: 48

    Workman's comp laws vary by state. In NY it is a law for employers to carry workman's comp on their employees (theres a couple exceptions like hiring family members)
  4. VBsnow

    VBsnow LawnSite Member
    Messages: 242

    Yes you must have it if they ask for it. The basic reasoning is that if one of your employees is injured they would be responsible.
  5. razor1

    razor1 LawnSite Bronze Member
    Messages: 1,985

    MD too. :nono:

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