According to Miller Starr Regalia of JDSupra.com, The California Supreme Court recently expanded upon the premises liability law for construction companies across the state. The court raised the risk of liability and now the companies will be responsible for independent contractors working on the construction site that suffer a personal injury.
The company in charge of the property will be held to the same accountability as the property owner under the new premises liability law. The construction site manager will be responsible for disclosing hazardous areas and materials.
Prior to the expansion of California premises liability law, the only option for injured impendent contract construction workers was through worker’s compensation and insurance coverage. Now they will be able to hold the construction company and the property owner responsible.