On the Job
Is that independent hire insured? If not, then you'd better be.
Hire an independent contractor, pay the fee, get the work done, and pat yourself on the back for a smart business decision. But who picks up the tab if things go wrong--or if they don't go exactly as planned? It's a good idea to make insurance part of your independent contractor agreement. The insurance you require depends on the type of work the contractor does and what your liabilities are.
According to Alejandra Soto of the Insurance Information Institute, these are the coverages you'll likely need:
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