Is it time to finally remove that tree in the front yard?
Tree companies are available to help get rid of unwanted, dead or dying trees and stumps, but they can also help keep landscaping manicured by pruning and trimming. Tree companies are often employed for the following:
When choosing a professional tree company to help care for your trees, the following questions aren’t asked often, but they’re some of the most critical ones to get answered:
1. Do They Have General Liability Insurance?
While every tree company should hire professionally trained workers, there is risk involved in several job functions. In the unlikely event that anything should happen as a result of the work being performed – such as damage to property – general liability insurance kicks in to correct and repair the damages.
2. Do They Have Workers’ Compensation Insurance?
Just like general liability insurance, each tree company should have workers’ compensation insurance in the unlikely event of an accident where an employee is harmed. This compensation helps the injured person(s) with wage replacement, medical treatment, and rehabilitation.
3. Are They Properly Licensed?
It is illegal to provide tree-removal services without a license. Period. Legitimate companies will be able to provide proof of both insurance and licensing.
4. Do They Have Safe Trimming Practices Set In Place?
A tree company should have safe trimming practices in place to protect their employees from harm. Inquire whether the company enforces safe trimming practices like the ones provided by OSHA to reduce any level of risk to the worker.
Keep in mind that when hiring a tree company, many insurance companies will consider it negligent if a homeowner fails to verify insurance and licensing information. This could result in the homeowner being held responsible for damages and injuries sustained on the job site. Choose a company like Nevada Tree Service so you can feel confident that you are protected – we are happy to provide proof of workers’ compensation and liability insurance for you to call and verify.
Nevada Tree Service
2062 Falcon Ridge Street, Las Vegas, NV 89142