Who is Liable for Injured Subcontractors?
A subcontractor is an individual who signs a contract to perform a specific task related to an overall project. A general contractor might hire many subcontractors to complete a roofing or construction job, for example. By hiring subcontractors, the contractor does not have to pay, train or insure full-time employees. Contractors hire subcontractors and pay them as needed. What happens, though, when a subcontractor is injured on the job? Who is liable?
Because subcontractors are not employees who can turn to their employers for workers compensation benefits, it is more difficult to get compensation for injuries. If you are a subcontractor who has been injured on the job, contact experienced personal injury and workers compensation lawyer John Mobley today. If you are a subcontractor who has been injured because of negligence on a job site, the John Mobley Law Firm knows how to get you compensated for lost wages, pain and suffering, medical bills and more.
You might be able to file a negligence claim against the property owner. If the owner did not warn you about defects or dangers on the property, he or she could be held liable. If you were injured because of a defective or faulty safety product, machine or tool, you could file a product liability claim against the manufacturer.
Subcontractors can carry their own workers compensation policies or can be covered under the policies of general contractors. Still, labor laws are very complex, and there could be better opportunities for compensation if you are a subcontractor injured on a job site. The first thing you should do after being injured is to seek medical care immediately. You very next call should be to experienced, qualified personal injury attorney John Mobley. Contact us today for a free consultation about your claim.