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Homeowner liability for injuries to contractors

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by JWBlue, Feb 6, 2015.

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  1. JWBlue

    JWBlue VIP Whale

    Feb 24, 2010
    Irvine, CA
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    Are there any attorneys on this board or is anyone familiar with the law?

    I am not clear about this.

    I have read that a homeowner is liable for injuries to a contractor working at their home regardless if there there is any negligence by the homeowner.

    I have also read that a homeowner is only liable if there is homeowner negligence in the upkeep of the home that causes the injury.

    This has nothing to do with being a licensed contractor. In many states the owner of a licensed company is not required to have workers' comp coverage for himself. Only the employees are required to have coverage.

    I live in California.

    If I hire a contractor and the owner works on the project would a waiver for homeowner liability for injuries be enforceable in court?

    This issue has arisen a couple of times with a contractor I wanted to hire, but the owner does not have workers' comp.
    Last edited: Feb 6, 2015
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