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Workers Compensation Insurance

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When you run a business with employees, there’s always a chance that someone could get hurt on the job. Even if you operate a relatively “safe” business like a retail store or an office environment, an employee could still slip and fall, be injured by falling inventory, or end up with overuse injuries from constant data entry or stocking shelves.

To provide your employees with the medical treatment and time off they need to heal, workers compensation insurance provides benefits that pay for their care and cover their wages while they’re recovering.

 

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Protect your workers

If someone is injured on the job, they’ll receive the care they need.

Protect your business

Save yourself the cost and headache of lawsuits.

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Our friendly agents will help you find a policy to fit your needs.

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What does workers compensation insurance cover?

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  • Associated medical bills from an injury at work
  • Lost wages while your employees take time off work to recover
  • Disability benefits if necessary
  • Death benefits in the event an employee loses their life in a workplace accident or related illness
  • Retraining costs if an employee can’t return to their previous position after an injury

Some factors that affect workers comp premium include:

  • Your Industry

    Office work, for example, generally carries less risk than manufacturing, and therefore carries lower premiums

  • Payroll

    The cost of covering lost wages depends on how much you pay your people.

  • Claims History

    Businesses with more workers comp claims in the past tend to pay slightly more for coverage, though this isn’t always true.

  • Uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage

    Unfortunately, getting into an accident with a motorist without insurance (or without adequate coverage) is shockingly common. Save yourself the hassle and cost of taking them to court with uninsured/underinsured motorist coverage.

  • Bodily injury

    Bodily injury motorcycle coverage covers medical expenses and lost wages for the other driver if you’re at fault in an accident.

Why does my business need workers comp insurance?

In South Carolina, businesses with four or more employees are legally required to have workers compensation insurance. It does not matter if those employees are full time or part time, or if your workers are related to you. If you have at least four employees, you are required to purchase worker’s comp insurance.

Even if you don’t yet have four employees, the cost of purchasing workers comp insurance is far less than paying for an employee’s medical bills out of pocket. As we all know, a trip to the ER can cost upwards of $100,000, and long-term care can quickly escalate into millions of dollars. Workers comp protects you from losing your life savings to an accident at your workplace.

How much does workers comp insurance cost in South Carolina?

Workers comp insurance premiums are affected by many different factors. The best way to know for sure what you can expect to pay is to give us a call so we can give you an accurate quote.

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Edwards Insurance Agency helps business owners all over South Carolina protect all they’ve worked for with workers comp insurance, business owner policies, general liability insurance and more. We’ll help you find the right plans for your business and your budget. Call us today!

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