• Premises Liability and the Independent Contractor's Employee
  • May 1, 2003 | Author: Fred A. Simpson
  • Law Firms: Jackson Walker L.L.P. - Houston Office; Jackson Walker L.L.P. - Dallas Office
  • When independent contractors undertake new construction or repair the old, their customers' premises often become the place where their employees suffer injury. Even though independent contractor-employers have non-delegable duties to provide safe workplaces for their employees and a limit on their damages, careful plaintiffs' lawyers use the permissive aspects of workers' compensation law to tap the shoulders of non-employer third parties.