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Our specialized workers' compensation insurance is designed for your food services business, addressing your unique requirements.

Accidents can occur out of the blue, but our coverage lets you concentrate on what you do best—delivering an exceptional dining experience to your customers. 

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Restaurant Workers' Compensation Insurance

Unexpected accidents can occur in the bustling food services environment. Your kitchen staff might strain a muscle while lifting heavy equipment, a server could slip and fall on a spilled surface, or a chef could sustain a burn while working with hot surfaces. Exposure to harsh cleaning chemicals also poses risks to workers' health.

Restaurant employees often face the following risks:

  • Interaction with hot cooking surfaces, open flames, and hot oils.
  • Danger from knives and other sharp utensils.
  • The risk of collisions, slips and falls, and overexertion from extended standing, carrying, and lifting.
  • Exposure to harsh cleaning agents and chemicals.

A workers' compensation insurance policy covers these risks by supporting medical costs and wage losses if an employee gets injured.

Workers’ Compensation Insurance Benefits

  • Medical care for the employee’s injury or illness
  • Vocational rehabilitation to return the worker to health and transition them back to the workplace
  • Disability benefits if the employee is unable to return to work after the injury
  • Death benefits for surviving family in the event of an employee fatality
  • Employer liability in the event of potential negligence
  • Legal costs if the claim is challenged or if an employee sues for damages

How Much Does Workers' Compensation Insurance for Restaurants & Food Service Businesses Cost?

Workers' compensation premiums for food service businesses depend on the size of the business, the company payroll, and the business's past coverage and claim history.

The food services industry falls into the mid-to high-risk category because there's a greater chance of employees experiencing physical strains, sprains, and repetitive stress injuries in their high-physical activity jobs. Within the industry, rates might differ depending on your company’s specific circumstances:

  • Restaurants that offer delivery or offsite catering are often higher because of the risk of traffic accidents.
  • 24-hour establishments often face higher risks and premiums.
  • Restaurants that use special equipment, such as deep fryers and hibachi grills faced higher risks and premiums.

Workers' compensation premiums are calculated based on the type of work employees perform. Some businesses have different employees for each task, while others have just a few who wear many hats. These roles are described using work class codes. It’s important to classify employees accurately — based on what they spend most of their time doing — because this could dramatically alter your premium.

Note: If your restaurant business works with subcontractors, ensure they have their own workers' compensation insurance or are covered under your policy to maintain compliance and coverage.

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Is Workers' Comp Insurance a Legal Requirement for Restaurant & Cafe Owners?

Workers' compensation insurance is a legal requirement in many U.S. states. Failure to have this insurance can lead to hefty fines and penalties. If your business employs workers in multiple states or works temporarily out-of-state, you may have to purchase insurance for all the states where your employees are located, according to each state's workers' compensation laws.

How to Get a Workers' Compensation Insurance Quote for Your Food Services Business

Step 1: Research Workers' Compensation Insurance Requirements

Workers' compensation insurance provides crucial wage replacement and medical benefits to your employees in the event of work-related injuries or accidents, which would be filed as workers’ compensation claims. Given the nature of the food services industry, where employees might be exposed to risks such as slips, cuts, burns, or strains, having comprehensive workers' compensation coverage is vital.

Step 2: Review Your Business Needs

Before contacting insurance agencies, take some time to assess your food services business's specific requirements.

  • Divide your employees by classification code.
  • Determine the number of employees you have and calculate your payroll. You may be able to exclude yourself if you don't wish to be covered under the policy.
  • Identify the common risks your employees face while working in the kitchen, serving areas, or handling machinery.
  • Consider any unique roles or tasks with specific risk profiles, such as chefs working with open flames or servers carrying hot plates.

Compiling this information will help the insurance agency provide an accurate and tailored quote for your business.

Step 3: Comply with State Laws

Each state has its regulations regarding workers' compensation insurance. It's crucial to familiarize yourself with your state's specific requirements and any exceptions that may apply to your food services business.

Remember that if your food services business operates in multiple states or your employees work temporarily out-of-state, you must purchase insurance for all locations according to each state's laws.

Step 4: Contact Commercial Insurance Agencies

Now it's time to contact insurance agencies. An independent insurance agency can shop multiple insurance carriers and find the best quote for your food services business.

Provide the agency with the detailed information you've gathered, including:

  • Federal ID Number
  • Copy of a previous workers' comp insurance policy; information about any past coverage or claims
  • Specifics on your food service company's operations

Step 5: Compare Quotes

Once you receive quotes from different insurance carriers, compare them to make an informed decision. While cost is essential, don't overlook other crucial factors such as the extent of coverage, customer service, and the claims process.

Step 6: Choose and Purchase Coverage

After a careful comparison, choose the workers' compensation insurance policy that offers comprehensive coverage at a fair price. Remember, obtaining workers' compensation insurance goes beyond fulfilling a legal obligation; it shows your employees that you value their well-being and are committed to their safety.


About Us

Where small businesses buy workers' compensation insurance. WorkCompOne is an online digital insurance agency changing workers’ compensation insurance. Combining best practices in technology and insurance, we’ve built a new way for businesses to secure workers’ compensation insurance online.

Founded in 2012, WorkCompOne offers coverage to small businesses nationwide through its easy online platform and partnership with leading national carriers. WorkCompOne is part of Custom Commercial Insurance Solutions.

About Custom Commercial Insurance Solutions

Custom Commercial Insurance Solutions, formerly, is a digital-first independent insurance agency focused on improving direct-to-consumer commercial insurance. Incorporating innovative technology and insurance products, CCiS offers coverage to businesses of all sizes through its easy online platform, best-in-class customer service, and partnerships with leading carriers.

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