Texas Court Ruling Affects Contract Workers' Ability to Sue Site OwnersAbraham, Watkins, Nichols, Sorrels, Agosto & Frien
March 1, 2011 — 358 views
The Texas Supreme Court recently issued a ruling that affects the rights of many Texas contract workers. The decision narrows injured contract workers' right to sue site owners for negligence. Now, if premises owners act as general contractors and pay for workers' compensation insurance, they cannot be sued for negligence by injured employees of subcontractors.