Q: Jurisdiction and No insurance in a workers compensation case, when is a contractor responsible for an injured worker?
A: A contractor can be liable for the employee of an uninsured subcontractor as a “statutory employer”. Consult a worker’s compensation attorney with your case information for detailed advice.
A: If the contractor has two employees or less the contractor does not have to provide workers compensation insurance. However, if the contractor is a subcontractor on a project, then all the employees on the projection will be considered in deciding if coverage is required. Also, if the contractor negligently injuries an employee, the contractor can be sued by the employee if the contactor does not have workers compensation coverage.
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