The Importance of Contractors Insurance

Posted on: December 15, 2016 by Goodrich & Watson

If you are a carpenter, drywall installer, electrician, landscaper, mason, or any other type of contractor and are not already aware of the importance of Contractors Insurance Programs, you’re jeopardizing your business! Contractors face risks every day, and can be held responsible for myriad liability issues. Insurance is a safety net that can protect you […] Read More

Sitting on the Job

Posted on: September 12, 2016 by Goodrich & Watson

As a Virginia business owner, there are certain steps you’ve undoubtedly taken to safeguard your business against a myriad of risks. You probably have a Virginia Business Insurance policy. You may have security cameras to deter theft. You probably have policies and procedures in place to reduce worker’s compensation risks, such as slips-and-falls. There’s one risk […] Read More

Prevent Injuries from Workplace Falls

Posted on: August 12, 2016 by Goodrich & Watson

In some work environments, accidental falls are unusually common. Fortunately, slip-and-fall risks and many others are covered by a robust Virginia Commercial General Liability Insurance policy. According to the National Safety Council, a staggering percentage of worker’s compensation claims stem from fall-related injuries. Here are a few helpful tips to prevent injuries at the workplace. Follow […] Read More

Wearable Technology as a Risk Management Tool

Posted on: July 29, 2016 by Goodrich & Watson

They’re definitely trendy, but wearable technologies are also useful for  a myriad tasks. From fitness trackers to VR headsets, it’s no wonder these devices have taken our culture by storm. However, could employers benefit from exploring wearable technology as a risk management tool? As we discuss how wearable technology can benefit your business, ensure your digital assets […] Read More

How to Avoid Common Business Risks

Posted on: June 27, 2016 by Goodrich & Watson

From the moment you open the doors of your Virginia Small Business to the moment you close for the day, and even during off hours, you face risks. In some cases, such as inclement weather or catastrophic accidents, there’s little you can do to reduce certain risks. However, there are other common risks you can prevent. […] Read More

The Benefits of Going Green

Posted on: May 12, 2016 by Goodrich & Watson

You probably already embrace some “green” practices in your personal life. For example, you may carry your groceries home in reusable bags, recycle, drive a hybrid vehicle, and turn up your AC when you’re not home. You may be surprised to learn about the benefits of going green to your business.  For a business owner, […] Read More

How to Reduce Your Workers Comp Claims

Posted on: April 14, 2016 by Goodrich & Watson

Regardless of what type of Virginia business you run – a restaurant, a manufacturing facility, a consulting business, or a retail store – you shouldn’t wonder if an employee will ever file a Virginia Workers Compensation claim. You should wonder when the next claim will occur. You may not be able to prevent all work-related […] Read More

Tips to Ensure Employee Safety While Traveling

Posted on: February 11, 2016 by Goodrich & Watson

Traveling for work is sometimes a necessity and crowded airports, travel delays and health risks make it a rather unglamorous part of the job. While you want to make sure to have the best Newport News Workers Compensation to cover your employees while they travel, here are some tips to make traveling on the job […] Read More

Building a Safety Culture Helps Reduce Workers Comp Claims

Posted on: December 30, 2015 by Goodrich & Watson

Every year, thousands of workers comp claims are filed costing millions of dollars for businesses nationwide. While having great VA Workers Compensation Insurance helps to keep the cost of these claims from depleting company profits, building a strong safety culture within your business can help to reduce the number of claims that are filed. The […] Read More

Creating an Efficient Return-to-Work Program

Posted on: October 15, 2015 by Goodrich & Watson

When an employee is unable to work, productivity and workplace morale can be adversely affected.  Aside from the standard Virginia Workers Comp costs an employer incurs, indirect and latent costs add up, as well. As such, implementing a return-to-work (RTW) program can help to mitigate these costs. The following guidelines should be implemented to benefit […] Read More

New Virginia Workers Compensation Policy Takes Effect

Posted on: June 29, 2015 by Goodrich & Watson

The issue over whether or not workers are constituted as employees or independent contractors has long been a topic of debate. The construction industry has been particularly targeted for these labor practices. This policy change will affect many protections granted to typical employees such as Virginia Contractors Workers Compensation in addition to the FMLA and […] Read More

Virginia Workers’ Comp Audits Can Lower Costs

Posted on: April 27, 2015 by Goodrich & Watson

Virginia Workers’ Compensation Insurance Programs provides compensation and medical rehabilitation for thousands of injured workers. Over the last few decades, annual program costs have reportedly increased 57 percent to about $182 million, according to data from the Virginia officials. As such, workers compensation rates have increased in recent years, particularly for high risk industries. Many […] Read More

What Doesn’t Virginia Workers Compensation Cover?

Posted on: March 2, 2015 by Goodrich & Watson

 A strong Virginia workers compensation program is an invaluable asset to any business. Merging somewhere between an employee benefit and a risk management strategy, workers compensation acts provides financial security for employees who are injured or become seriously ill on the job. In exchange for this financial security employees in turn forgo their rights to […] Read More

Case Managers Help Lower Virginia Workers Comp Costs

Posted on: February 11, 2015 by Goodrich & Watson

Case Managers Help Lower Virginia Workers Comp Costs  For businesses that offer worker’s compensation in Virginia, the claims settlement process can be a constant challenge. When it comes to workers comp claims, most Virginia businesses strive to settle cases as efficiently and smoothly as possible to avoid any unwanted complications or expenditures. Working with workers […] Read More

Do you need Newport News Worker’s Comp Insurance?

Posted on: October 16, 2014 by Goodrich & Watson

Do you need Newport News Worker’s Comp Insurance?  If you are a small business just starting out, you might not be thinking about your worker’s comp insurance needs. Many Virginia start-up and small businesses mistakenly believe that they don’t need worker’s comp insurance coverage based on their size or type of business until the day they […] Read More