Commercial Liability Insurance: Bodily Injury vs. Personal Injury

The inside of a store with a caution wet floor sign positioned next to a mop bucket.As a business owner, you likely don’t spend much time contemplating the legal difference between bodily injury and personal injury, but understanding these terms can help you better protect your business. Defining these technical terms can help you determine new safety policies and procedures and whether you require more in-depth liability coverage. Although commercial general liability insurance covers both bodily injury and personal injury claims, knowing the difference between the two helps you better prevent incidents and legal action. [Read more…]

The Difference Between Workers Compensation and Disability Insurance

A man leaning on metal stairs and holding his lower back after taking a fall.All business owners have an obligation to protect their staff members. However, there’s no way to completely mitigate the risks of injuries in the workplace, regardless of the industry. Fortunately, policies like workers compensation and disability insurance make it possible to safeguard an employee’s livelihood in the event of an accident. Insurance policies like these are essential to protecting both the worker and the business. Nevertheless, not all policies are built the same, so let’s review some of the key differences between workers compensation and disability insurance. [Read more…]

5 Most Frequent Landscaping Business Insurance Claims

Aerial of landscaper laying down grass next to a cobblestone walkway and a garden with bushes and an irrigation systemWith spring upon us, landscaping projects are picking up steam. The warmer weather is a reminder to homeowners to keep their flowers watered, grass mowed, and hedges trimmed. For those lacking the time, energy, or aptitude for lawn care, landscaping companies are there to pick up the slack. While landscaping may not seem like a particularly dangerous job, there are mishaps and uncontrollable risks that require these companies to have comprehensive insurance policies. To truly understand the daily risks they face, let’s review some of the frequent landscaping business insurance claims. [Read more…]

What to Do If COVID-19 is Discovered in The Workplace

Two members of a professional sanitation crew clean the surfaces of a restaurant in hazmat suits after COVID-19 was discovered in the workplace.COVID-19 is a microscopic adversary, making it extremely difficult to detect its presence until it’s too late. Despite the measures your business takes to defend against the virus, there’s always a chance of an outbreak – an employee can contract it outside of work, a sick patron may disregard their quarantine, or the virus can travel into the establishment via a delivery. No matter how the contamination enters your business, it’s important to know what to do If COVID-19 is discovered in the workplace. [Read more…]

Protecting Your Employees from Heat-Related Injuries

A landscaper dressed in orange protective gear using a hedge trimmer to cut dried up hedges in the heatThe summer months can be grueling for those working outdoors, especially for landscapers, masons, and construction workers. Intense heat – especially now during the dog days of summer – can result in varying illnesses and injuries and can affect workers regardless of age or physical condition. Fortunately, there are a few simple steps to protecting your employees from heat-related injuries and additional measures you can take to safeguard your business. [Read more…]

What Insurance Policies Do Religious Establishments Need?

A picture of the Putna monastery and its surrounding greenery including bushes and trees.With places of worship included in the first phase of Massachusetts’s reopening process, it brings to mind the types of coverage religious establishments need to stay protected. Religious organizations can often be the site of community events, weddings, solace, and celebration. Not only do these buildings invite an array of gatherings, but they also invite a level of liability exposure that exceeds other non-profits. To shield these sites from financial losses and protect them from unforeseen setbacks, it’s important to understand what insurance policies religious establishments need. [Read more…]