Insurance for Water Transportation

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What Water Transportation Is All About:

Establishments in this industry provide transportation services across inland bodies of water, deep sea, and international waterways. Transportation includes human transport and goods transportation. This industry also includes port and harbor management services and marine cargo handling.

What type of insurance does this industry need?

Policy What is it? Why get it Popularity in your industry Want free quotes?
Workers Compensation
Workers compensation coverage covers lost wages and medical treatment resulting from an employee’s work-related injury or illness. It also covers services needed to help an employee recover and return to work. This is the law in all 50 states. As soon as you have your first non-owner employee, it's time to get Workers Comp insurance. Not having this insurance can lead to hefty fines, and of course, it means the business has to pay for any workplace injury claims.

What is it: Workers compensation coverage covers lost wages and medical treatment resulting from an employee’s work-related injury or illness. It also covers services needed to help an employee recover and return to work.

Why get it: This is the law in all 50 states. As soon as you have your first non-owner employee, it's time to get Workers Comp insurance. Not having this insurance can lead to hefty fines, and of course, it means the business has to pay for any workplace injury claims.

General Liability
This policy protects your business claims of bodily injury, property damage or advertising and personal injury (aka reputational damage). For example, the oh-so-common "slip and fall" claim would be handled under your General Liability policy. More likely than not, you have a contract, like a loan or a lease or mortgage, requiring you have General Liablity insurance. Even if you don't, this is the absolute best measure you can take to make sure you're covered in case of a law suit against your business.

What is it: This policy protects your business claims of bodily injury, property damage or advertising and personal injury (aka reputational damage). For example, the oh-so-common "slip and fall" claim would be handled under your General Liability policy.

Why get it: More likely than not, you have a contract, like a loan or a lease or mortgage, requiring you have General Liablity insurance. Even if you don't, this is the absolute best measure you can take to make sure you're covered in case of a law suit against your business.

Umbrella Insurance
When the amount of liability coverage provided by your General Liability, Auto Liability, and/or Employer's Liability is not enough, Umbrella or Excess Liability coverage can be the solution. Umbrella coverage can be bundled with a General Liability policy or purchased as a standalone policy. This is a good idea for any business considering the astronimical amounts that may be on the line in a law suit.

What is it: When the amount of liability coverage provided by your General Liability, Auto Liability, and/or Employer's Liability is not enough, Umbrella or Excess Liability coverage can be the solution. Umbrella coverage can be bundled with a General Liability policy or purchased as a standalone policy.

Why get it: This is a good idea for any business considering the astronimical amounts that may be on the line in a law suit.

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