When most businesses and homeowners seek to hire a particular service, they usually do not consider Workers’ Compensation as an essential factor. They look for quality, friendliness, and efficiency; the typical details you would expect to see in highly rated customer reviews. But what if you hire a tree care service that denies Workers’ Compensation for its employees? Doing so places both workers and you at risk.
At Timber Works Tree Care, we aim to provide high-quality tree care services including tree removal, land clearing, stump grinding, and more. We are a company that has Workers’ Comp and is Liability Insured. Thus, when you (or any other residents of Winchester, VA, or Northern Virginia) hire us, you receive a tree service that completely protects you in case of any of any unforeseen property damage or accidents.
Why is Workers’ Comp Important in Hiring a Tree Service?
Providing Workers’ Comp is part of the official standards and practices for companies in the state of Virginia and the US. However, it also shows that the company cares about its employees and its customers.
If you hire a tree service that lacks Workers’ Comp and then a work-related accident occurs on your property, you can be held liable for the injury (or injuries). This, then, may lead to you paying for a worker’s medical bills and lost wages. Workers’ Comp prevents this outcome.
The program also ensures that employees who fall ill receive proper medical care and the necessary time off. Timber Works employees do not hide symptoms or contagious illnesses. This practice preserves our clients’ health and eases the stress of the COVID-19 crisis.
Here are some further details about Workers’ Compensation and why it’s important when working with a tree service:
What is Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ Compensation is a form of insurance provided by employers. It compensates employees for medical costs, lost wages, and other related expenses if they receive injuries while on the job. Workers’ Comp also provides benefits to the families of employees that are killed in a work-related accident.
Risks for Tree Service Employees
Several industries put their employees at risk of serious injury or worse and provide Workers’ Comp to ensure they are covered for any injuries they receive while on the job. As tree service is one of the most dangerous industries in the world, we prioritize our employees’ health by providing them with Workers’ Comp.
Tree service calls for complex and dangerous equipment like chainsaws. Such tools can maim people who do not know how to handle them. Tree service also involves climbing to great heights and working around heavy objects, particularly large pieces of wood or tree limbs.
Some of the most common injuries for tree service employees include:
- Ladder slip and falls
- Heavy lifting-related injuries
- Struck by heavy tree limbs/other objects
- Chainsaw accidents
One can understand why a tree care professional should have a supportive insurance program.
Timber Works: Workers’ Comp and Liability Insured Tree Care in Winchester, VA
Our goal at Timber Works is to provide the best tree care service in Virginia. That may be a tall order, but we move closer to it by taking care of our employees as well as our clients. Our quality Workers’ Comp and Liability-Insured company provides numerous tree care services including stump grinding, tree removal, and firewood provision. To learn more about the services we provide, call us at (540) 692-9606 and speak with one of our tree-care experts.