Asked in Personal Injury and Construction Law for Tennessee

Q: If a person was injured due to his own negligence while working on my house am I liable

The painter stacked a ladder on top of a scalpel to get on the roof after my husband advised him not to do so. While my husband was working on getting a ladder, the painter went on the roof and fell off the ladder that was stacked on the scalpel. He is now saying he is going to sue us. Are we liable?

1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Construction Law Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Tennessee attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for a week. As a general matter, workers' comp is meant to cover such accidents. That does not mean someone would still not try to sue. It could be difficult to give a quick yes or no answer to your question based on the brief facts - that might require more detailed investigation of the matter, which could materialize if a claim is made. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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