Specialized insurance for the depths of your business.
Excavation contractor insurance secured with Salem Insurance Agency, Inc.
Every time you break ground on a new job, your business is exposed to additional risks. Opening up the earth opens you to liabilities and lawsuits. Your business needs insurance that meets the unique needs of an excavation contractor. It also needs robust coverage to encapsulate all the services you offer.
Specialized excavation contractor insurance for all the work you do.
Digging for the foundation of a building, grading land, land clearing, and disposing of debris and earth. The work you do varies from site to site. These all carry different risks and your insurance needs to reflect this. A commercial general liability policy is a great start. However, the limits may not be high enough for the scope of your work. In addition, including a commercial umbrella policy offers additional protection when the underlying policy isn’t enough.
Protect your valuable equipment and materials.
Your operation relies on high-value equipment and materials. A builders risk policy will cover these items when they are on the job site. An inland marine insurance policy provides protection while traveling to and from a job. On the other hand, excavation contractors have a need for specialized business auto insurance. Your vehicles are driven by your employees traveling to job sites. You have larger vehicles that haul equipment. And you also have heavy machinery used for excavating, land grading, or removing debris. Your business auto insurance policy needs to offer more specific coverage than the typical insurance for a company vehicle.
Job sites can be dangerous.
What happens if a member of the general public wanders onto the job site and gets hurt? Or if a contractor from another company working on the same job site is injured, for example? Job sites can also be considered attractive nuisances, meaning you can be held responsible if someone is injured at the site while trespassing. Premises liability insurance can help cover expenses related to any of these scenarios.
Environmental impairment insurance offers additional protection.
Environmental pollution concerns can arise at an excavation site. Fuel spills can contaminate large areas and are very expensive to clean up. Neighboring properties can complain of noise or dust pollution and defending such claims can be costly. Damage can also be done to the areas around the job site due to the traffic of heavy equipment. Protecting your business starts with having the right environmental impairment insurance in place.
Don’t forget other business insurance policies.
You’ll need commercial property insurance for the home base of your operations. Employment practice liability insurance pays expenses for defending against claims of harassment, discrimination, or unlawful hiring and termination practices. Cyber liability insurance offers protection if your business’ computer network is hacked.
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