As we have discussed in previous blogs, most construction sites have a number of different employers. There will normally be a general contractor with a variety of subcontractors. There may even be subcontractors of subcontractors.
So if you’ve been injured while working at a construction site, we must determine who employed you. It may be as easy as who gave you your paycheck. But, what if you were paid cash or by a check other than a payroll check?
The contracts with the general contractor will help us if there are questions. But, some underhanded companies will contract to do the work. They will carry workers’ compensation insurance as required by the contract. Then, they hire employees and put them under another company without workers’ compensation insurance do the work. They generally pay these other workers cash and claim they are working for another company.
If you are injured while working at a construction site and they tell you that you were working for a different company; don’t hesitate, contact an attorney right away. When we find certificates of insurance for zero employees, it is pretty clear that an employer is trying to play tricks.