In BC, it’s very simple to find out if a company is fully insured by WorkSafe BC. We’ve included quick instructions showing you how, but why should you?
We’ve all heard the stories about homeowners corralling friends or hiring a cheap trades person or moving company to get some work for them.
When things go well, everything is beautiful… but what happens if a friend or worker gets injured? And how are you affected if they don’t have coverage from WorkSafeBC?
A homeowner may find themselves facing an awkward liability issue.
It doesn’t happen often, but more often than you might think.
If you hire workers to work in or around your home, you essentially become their employer, even for just casual labour. If they are not registered with WorkSafeBC, you could be required to pay all compensation costs.
If you’ve hired a moving company that hasn’t covered their employees with WorkSafeBC, they, not you, are likely responsible, but we think it’s safe to say, how they treat their employees infers how they treat their customers.
Prevent a Legal Mess in less than Three Minutes.
WorksafeBC has a handy online tool that lets you find out if a company has coverage. Here’s how to do it in six easy steps:
- Go to WORKSAFEBC Website’s link about insurance CLICK HERE.
- Click the yellow button that says: Get a Clearance Letter
- Fill in the Form.
- Click on Yellow “Search” Button.
- Enter the name of the company you want to know about.
- Select the company that appears and hit “Create Clearance Letter.”
It’s that simple. It takes an extra few minutes, but checking it out can save you a potential headache in the future.
If you have questions about insurance, storage, or you need a free quote for your next move, give us a call or fill out our handy-dandy form.