An increasing number of people have discovered the benefits of working as an independent contractor. In fact, one recent report found that one out of every 10 Americans now works as an independent contractor as of 2018. While there are various benefits to gain, such as working your own hours, anyone planning on pursuing this type of work should be aware that the law does not mandate employers to provide workers' compensation to freelancers.
There are numerous ways for independent contractors to sustain injuries during their course of work. One example would involve heading out on assignment for an employer only to end up in a car accident on the way there. However, it is vital for freelancers to know when an employer should really consider them to be a regular employee.