Re: Liability Insurance for Contractors?

Subject: Re: Liability Insurance for Contractors?
From: Jan Boomsliter <boom -at- CADENCE -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 1994 10:49:13 -0800

My first question to the client is: liable for what?

I've done lots of contracting and never came across this, at least not
as a serious consideration. (It probably isn't for the your product at
all - just a clause in a boilerplate contract, and you'll end up lining
it out.)

I believe anybody can be bonded; it's just another way of assuring the
client that if you abscond with anything of value, the beneficiary
(probably the client) receives compensation.

I can't wait to hear how this turns out. I'm very curious about that
liability bit. Please let me know.


I've been lurking on and off for about a month now and haven't seen
this topic on the list yet. (By the way, I enjoy the topics -- AND

I have a couple of questions for the independent contractors out
there. (I'm an independent contractor, and this issue just came up
for me.)

Do you have insurance for product liability?

If yes, where do you get this type of coverage?

Can a tech writer be "bonded"?

I'm reading a contract where the company requests that I carry
liability insurance, but I'm not sure that this type of coverage
exists for writers. Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance for your help!


cgodwin -at- tds-hsc -dot- com

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