Household workers need cover too
October 21, 2016
Low-cost protection for workers in the home
Do you have a regular gardener or cleaner at your home or holiday home? Or maybe you have a paid child-minder at your residence on your social nights out? Have you considered if you require Household Worker Insurance?
If you have paid help at your domestic residence, Household Worker Insurance is critical. A single work-related accident can leave you, the employer, liable for thousands of dollars in medical bills. Even worse, it could lead to a common law claim, which could involve a lump sum payment for loss of future earnings, pain and suffering, permanent impairment etc., which could amount to millions of dollars.
Don’t assume you have domestic worker protection under your home and contents policy.
Under the Household Worker Insurance policy offered by WorkCover Queensland, you are covered for the cost of compensating a household worker in your employ who sustains a work-related injury while working for you. These costs may include lost wages, travelling expenses, hospital, medical and rehabilitation expenses and other associated costs.
The policy is only $50 for a two-year term. For more details head to the WorkCover Queensland website or contact your insurance broker.