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Written by attorney Melinda Garcia | Mar 28, 2017

Can You be Held Liable for an Independent Contractor’s On-the-Job Injuries?

Many business owners hire independent contractors because it reduces overhead costs and liability. At least, that is what many business owners believe. While it is true independent contractors are not eligible for workman’s compensation, they are not exempt from liability altogether.

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At Garcia & Gurney, ALC, our civil litigation attorneys aim to protect California employers from legal issues concerning independent contractors. From ensuring that independent contractors are properly classified to advising you on how to protect your business from third-party work injury claims, our legal team will work with you to ensure that you have successfully mitigated all legal issues that typically arise when businesses work with independent contractors. For advice from an experienced team of employment attorneys, reach out to our law firm at 925-468-0400, or contact us online, today.

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