Workers' Compensation and Employers Liability
Workers' Compensation Insurance provides statutory protection against bodily injury, sickness or disease sustained by employees of the other party in the scope of their employment. It should be required of any other party performing work for the Agency. Employers' liability coverage is usually included in workers' compensation policies. It insures common law claims of injured employees made in lieu of or in addition to a workers' compensation claim.
The workers' compensation policy should provide a waiver of subrogation in favor of the State. Waiver of subrogation means the relinquishment of a right to seek reimbursement for a loss from the responsible party. For example, agencies often require that a waiver of subrogation be added to a contractor's workers' compensation policy, to prevent the insurer from paying the claim of an injured employee, then seeking reimbursement from the Agency if a defect in the Agency's premises caused the injury.