Pennsylvania Supreme Court Imposes Additional Liability for Employees of Subcontractors

This summer, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued a decision that broadens the potential liability for companies that regularly contract with other companies for work to be performed.  The subcontractor hired by the contracting business did not have workers’ compensation insurance and one of its employees was injured on the job.  The Court found that the contracting business was liable for the employee’s claim, even though he was not an employee of the company.  If you have a question about the liability of a contractor or a subcontractor after a work injury, be sure to contact an experienced Workers’ Compensation attorney to discuss how the changes may affect your case.