Electrician Commercial General Liability Insurance And so much more
Electrical Contractor Building Insurance
Electrical Contractor Stock, Contents, installation floater and Equipment Insurance
Electrical Contractor Interruption Insurance
Electrical Contractor Crime Insurance Coverage
Equipment Breakdown Insurance
Commercial Liability Insurance (CGL)
What iS Electrical Contractor Insurance?
If you are wondering what electrical insurance is- it can be simply described as commercial liability protection in case of lawsuits arising from bodily injury or property damage. This electrical contractor insurance policy is a commercial liability insurance product that provides protection in the event damages or losses result from negligence or faulty electrical work within a residential, industrial or commercial premises. Tradition Mutual Insurance Company is an insurance company plumbers across Ontario trust. Let us protect your electrician business today.
WHAT DOES ELECTRICAL
The most common types of insurance polices for electrical contractors are:
Commercial General Liability Insurance (CGL)
CGL provides liability protection for contractors in case of lawsuits arising from bodily injury of property damage.
Equipment and Tools Insurance
Coverage for your tools and equipment, the property of other sin your care and transportable business tools from loss damage and theft.
WHAT IS THE
COST OF ELECTRICAL
Tradition Mutual Insurance
Company offers competitive contractor packages to fit your needs.
For a CGL policy with $2,000,000 liability coverage, non-owned auto protection, tenant legal liability, commercial contents/tools, crime coverage, income replacement insurance, our packages start at $725/year.
DO I NEED ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR INSURANCE?
If you are an individual or business providing contracting services in the province of Ontario, you should get a comprehensive contractors insurance policy that covers your tools, legal expenses and liability for property damage and bodily injury coverage.
Not only will a CGL policy protect you in the case of a loss or legal battle but it is also required by many clients and general contractors subcontracting out work.
Why Should Kyle Wijnands Service your Commercial and residential ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR Insurance Policy?
Cheap ELECTRICAL Contractors insurance is great but professional service from someone who drives and deal with clients where you live- That's the mutual difference.
Kyle get’s it. As an Ontario electrician, you want cheap electrical insurance. Prices everywhere are going up and why get gouged on your electrical contractor business insurance as well? Tradition Mutual Insurance Company understands that it’s more than just getting cheap electrician business insurance, it’s about getting someone servicing your commercial electrical insurance file that knows who you are each time you call and lives in your area or has connections near you. Kyle and his team at Tradition Mutual Insurance will be sure to be standing by when you call or email about CGL policy questions or a electrical insurance claim.
We get it- shopping for electrical contractor insurance can be a pain. Our turnaround time is quick and thorough. Kyle and his team will review your existing electrical contractor insurance needs and make sure you have the right coverage that fits your unique situation. A one size fit's all approach doesn't work when setting up your Ontario electrical contractor insurance. Get a quick business liability insurance quote today and let Kyle place you into a commercial policy that best suites the needs of your electrician business.
Most, if not all, homeowners and business owners throughout Ontario Canada will need electrical work done at some point from installation and maintenance of wiring, control and lighting systems to inspections . At the same time home and business owners are becoming more savvy when looking for a electrician and may request proof of insurance or WSIB coverage before they sign a contract or let you on their premises. We receive numerous calls from contractors who are looking for insurance coverage because their clients are requiring proof of insurance before starting a job.
Commercial General Liability - This portion of a contractor insurance policy protects you as a electrician business owner against if you cause property damage or bodily injury. The CGL policy also covers you for defense costs.
Let's say a commercial or residential customer accuses you of damages to their property as a result of accused negligence. One of your employees scrapes the the side of their sports car while on the construction site. One of your clients is injured while at your business. These are examples of a instance when a liability insurance claim could be triggered. Commercial general liability insurance is designed to protect you as the business owner and your business assets for potential lawsuits resulting from third party bodily injuries, advertising liability and third party property damage.
These types of claims or losses would arise from your business operations on of off your business premises or products that you distribute/manufacture. Tradition's commercial general liability coverage protects you for the legal costs to defend you and your business in court as well as the compensatory costs the are required to be paid to the third party for the damages.
As an electrician, you face a wealth of risks. You may feel that you provided ultimate service for your client but that doesn't meant that the client won't accuse you of negligence causing damages. If you unknowingly damage the clients property or the electrical work causes a problem at a later date, you may be deemed responsible. Electrical contractor companies are always at risk of being sued by their clients and you’re no different.
The electrical work may eventually cause a house fire and their insurance company is looking to find probable cause elsewhere. Do not be surprised if your business is served in a lawsuit. It is best business practice to close the gaps in risk for your electrical contractor business. Don't delay. Click "get a quote" and provide some details about your business so I can reach out to you and ensure you are properly covered today!
Tenant Legal Liability Insurance- This portion of an electrician commercial insurance policy protects against certain damages to leased premises.
Non-owned automobile Insurance- This portion of a CGL policy provides insurance if an employee occasionally drives his or her personal vehicle for business purposes and your business is pulled into an auto related insurance lawsuit as a result.
The provincial government of Ontario requires that electrical contractors have mandatory automobile coverage on their commercial fleet or business vehicles. Even if your personal vehicle is partially use for business purposes, your auto policy should be rated accordingly. A breakdown of the automobile insurance coverage offered by Tradition Mutual Insurance is as follows:
Third Party Vehicle Liability - This mandatory auto coverage protects you or your business if you are responsible for a third party's injuries or property damage. Typical limits for this coverage are 1 million 2 million or 5 million.
Direct Compensation Property Damage (DCPD) - This mandatory auto coverage protects your business vehicle when you are partially at fault or 100% not at fault. This particular auto coverage allows you to deal with Tradition Mutual Insurance directly instead of suing the driver or going after the 3rd party insurance company to recover your damages.
Accident Benefits - In the event you or the occupants of your work vehicle are injured this mandatory auto coverage protects you regardless of fault.
Collision or Upset - This optional coverage provides you as a business owner the coverage for your vehicle caused by impact with an object such as a tree or a third party vehicle. This coverage also applies if your vehicle flips over for any reason.
Comprehensive - This optional coverage provides you as a business owner the coverage for your vehicle caused by a loss other than collision or upset. Losses such as hail, vandalism, fire, theft, flood or even being dumped off a ferry to lighten the load in the event of a storm would be provided under this coverage.
All Perils - This optional coverage combines collision/upset and comprehensive and offers added protection for theft of your commercial vehicle for an employee who has access to the vehicle.
Tradition's Added Protection - Tradition Mutual Insurance offers optional business vehicle coverage such as vehicle replacement coverage called the OPCF20 which gives you commercial rental vehicle after an insured loss of your vehicle while it is being replaced or repaired. We also offer accident forgiveness coverage which guarantees that your commercial auto insurance premiums will not increase to your renewal as a result of your first chargeable at fault loss involving your business vehicle. This coverage can be added for each vehicle in your commercial fleet for each primary operator of each business vehicle.
ELECTRICal contractor Property Insurance
As a commercial, industrial and residential electrical company, whether you own, rent, or lease a building, a commercial property insurance coverage is very important. The following is a brief overview of the types of physical damage coverage you should consider having a business owner.
Building Insurance- If you own a building used commercially, this policy is designed to provide coverage for a variety of perils such as fire, smoke, wind, vandalism, etc.
Content Insurance - This portion of a electrician commercial insurance policy protects your physical assets of your business including stock, equipment, software, furniture, machinery and tools. Perils include fire, water damage, vandalism or theft.
Crime Insurance - This portion of insurance for electricians policy protects you for actual money loss due to theft such as employee dishonesty.
Business Interruption Insurance: If you need to temporarily shut down your electrical business due to a claim, Tradition's business interruption insurance covers the income you have lost as a business during the time it takes to restore your operations back to what they would normally be. Commercial interruption insurance is essential to ensure that the bottom line of your business doesn't take a hit in the event of a insured loss.
Equipment Breakdown Insurance- This part of a electrician insurance policy provides you as a business with coverage to repair or fix equipment that breaks down to mechanical or electrical malfunction.
Water Protection Insurance- Sewer back-up and drain backup coverage is available for your building and commercial contents in the event of damage caused by the backing up or overflow of water from within sewers, sumps, septic tanks or drains. The coverage can also be extended for damage that fall into the peril of catastrophic flooding.
Earthquake Insurance Earthquake coverage is available upon request in the case of damage to your building or contents resulting from an earthquake.
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Frequently Asked ELECTRICIAN
How Long Will it Take to Get Electrical Contractors Insurance?
Before you’re able to get general liability insurance for your electrician business, I will first need to qualify that you fit into our underwriting criteria. After you complete your request for a quote, I will call you to collect all of your experience in the field of contracting, business insurance history as an electrical contractor, contractor installation floater details, contractor tools, contractor WSIB information for any employees you may have, liability limits and deductibles, contractor business interruption coverage needs, annual contractor gross receipts, commercial locations that you rent/own, locations that you occasionally rent for our tenant's legal liability coverage and the need for liability for non-owned auto coverage. If your commercial coverage needs falls into one of our extensive contractor insurance packages, I could have coverage bound for you in as quickly as 20 minutes.
Why Do I Need Electrician Insurance?
There are a variety of practical reasons why a electrical contractor needs a contractors insurance policy. First of all, a commercial general policy covers the costs that can arise from property damage, liability lawsuits and defense costs in the event of an insured loss. Here are some additional reasons why Tradition Mutual Insurance often provides commercial insurance for electrical contractors:
Electrical Contractor Insurance and a commercial lease - Many contractors rent or lease an office or showroom. In such cases, the landlord offering the lease typically will require that you have commercial general liability insurance (CGL.) This type of coverage protects your business against allegations of personal injury or property damage to a third party for which your business is found legally responsible. The business offering the lease wants to ensure you have coverage to ensure they are not drawn into a lawsuit.
Electrical Contractor Insurance and Tradeshows - Business insurance is an important factor in networking and advertising your services or products. Many tradeshows, convention centres, farmer’s markets, job fairs and company gathering venues will request that a business provide proof of insurance for a certain minimum amount of coverage (typically a 2 million CGL policy limit or proof of tenant legal liability) before being permitted to have access to the event or location.
Ontario Customers Requesting Proof of Electrical Contractor Insurance -Ontario customers are becoming more and more savvy. Customers hear the horror stories through social media of a commercial business or electrical contractor that offers a service or product that didn’t have commercial insurance and the consumer was left footing the cost for physical damage or bodily injury. A certificate of liability insurance can make your business much more credible to Ontario consumers and includes coverage/liability limits, electrician insurance company name, policy number, effective/expiry dates.
Does a Electrical Contractor Really Need Contractor Insurance?
All Ontario startups and electrical contractors should have business insurance. Electrician insurance is critical for the long-term financial success of an electrical contractor business. Something can always go wrong and a small mistake causing bodily injury or property damage to a 3rd party can cost thousands of dollars. Many general contractors will require that you provide proof of commercial general liability insurance prior to going on a jobsite. Many electricians would agree that electrician insurance is essential for anyone who owns a electrician business because it covers the costs that can arise from property damage, liability lawsuits and defense costs in the event of a loss. Without electrical insurance, an electrical contractor would have to cover the damages and legal costs made against their company out of pocket.
Can I Do without Electrician Insurance?
If you are not required by a commercial landlord, municipality, city, consumer or another business to have a electrician insurance policy, there are a few other questions that an electrical contractor should consider to make sure you are 100% confident that you don’t need electrical insurance coverage.
As a electrician business, you face a wealth of risks. You may feel that you provided ultimate service for your client but that doesn't meant that the client won't accuse you of negligence causing damages. If you unknowingly damage the clients property or your work causes damage or bodily injury at a later date, you may be deemed responsible. Electrician businesses are always at risk of being sued by their clients and you’re no different.
Does my electrician business have enough money or assets available to rebuild my business if it should experience a catastrophic water, wind, fire or smoke claim.
Does my electrician business have enough money or assets available to defend itself to settle a liability lawsuit?
In the event of an insured loss, how many months can my electrical business go without business income while still meeting my financial obligations.
What is the Cost of Electrical Contractors Liability Insurance?
Many contractors wonder "How much does contractor insurance cost?" As a commercial, industrial and residential electrical contractor, you want to make sure you can find the cheapest and best commercial insurance option. Prioritizing costs is normal in this uncertain economic climate. If you are simply wanting 2 million commercial general liability (CGL) and nothing more, your policy could be around $500 a year. If you are wanting a package option including some contractor business interruption coverage or content and equipment coverage, your policy could be closer to $725 a year. The type of commercial policy will cause these costs to vary. Depending on your electrician business, a number of factors determine the cost of your business insurance such as:
The industry that you work in as an electrician
The years of experience in that particular part of the
Yearly revenue of your electrician business
Past electrician insurance claims and insurance history
Coverage limits and electrician insurance deductibles
Risk exposure. ie policy such as the kind of stock, building type, territory etc.
If you're bundling your policy with commercial electrician auto insurance for your
If your quote factors in paying yearly or monthly
To get a free, no-obligation quote to determine the cost of your contractor business insurance, give Kyle Wijnands at Tradition Mutual Insurance a call at 519-393-3246 today.
Do I Need Contractors Insurance as an Independent Electrician Contractor?
Many electrical contractors mistakenly believe that they do not need insurance. However, as an independent electrical contractor you still engages in a level of risk each and every time you do work in a client’s home. Something can always go wrong and a small mistake can cost thousands of dollars. Many general contractors will require that you provide proof of commercial general liability insurance prior to going on a jobsite.
What Does Electrical Insurance Cover my Business For?
Property insurance: Coverage built into a electrical contractors insurance policy for damage to your business property including stock, equipment, contents and buildings.
Electrical Contractors General Liability Insurance: Coverage built into a electrical insurance policy for bodily injury or property damage to a 3rd party.
Business Interruption Insurance: Coverage built into a electrical contractors insurance policy for lost income due to physical loss or damage to your business assets as a result of an insured peril.
Crime Insurance: This includes inside or outside robbery coverage, money and securities protection. An electrical insurance policy can also chose to have employee disappearance, destruction and dishonesty coverage as well.
Commercial additional agreements: Additional coverages built into a electrician contractors insurance policy. Please contact Kyle Wijnands for a summary of these coverages.
Equipment Breakdown Insurance, Flood Insurance, Earthquake Insurance and Sewer/Sump/Drain Backup Insurance is available for purchase under a contractors insurance policy.
How Do I Know What Type of Electrician Insurance is Necessary?
Electrical contractors, just like painters, flooring contractors, renovation contractors, HVAC technicians, window installers, fence and deck contractors and roofing contractors are all contractors who have a duty of care to their commercial and residential client's premises and are at risk of being sued. This duty of care ensures that no harm or damage results to persons or property as a result of the contractors actions or inaction. In tort law, if a mason does not fulfill their duty of care responsibilities while working on a building, the contractor is at risk of being sued for negligence. If a faulty installation causes collapse, fire or injury a mason is likely to be sued. Contractors insurance is designed to protect brick and stone masonry businesses from damaging lawsuits relating to negligence or improper work. General liability could mean the difference between forced liquidation and remaining in business. No two contractors businesses are the same. Whether you are a HVAC contractor, framer, painter, handyman, general contractor, electrician or plumber, your contractor business is unique. When you call Kyle Wijnands, he will personally assess your business insurance needs to make sure you have a contractor insurance package that fits your unique needs. His thorough risk assessment of your business is free and there is no-obligation. Give him a call at 519-393-3246 today.
What is Commercial and Residential Electrical Contractor Equipment Insurance?
As an Ontario electrician contractor, it is likely that you own tools and other equipment that are quite expensive. Electrical contractor equipment insurance and plumbing tool floater insurance is designed to protect this equipment in the event that it is damaged or stolen. To discuss what’s covered and not covered under your electrical contractor insurance policy, please reach out to Kyle Wijnands at 519-393-3246 to discuss.
What is Electrical Business Interruption Insurance?
Ontario Electrical Contractor business interruption insurance covers you as an electrician for loss of income from the business as a result of an insured loss. It ensures that perils such as fire, smoke, flooding, vandalism or theft don’t keep you from losing the potential of making an income.