Court holds homeowner Johnny Mathis not liable for injuries to independent contractor window cleaner
When you hire an independent contractor to work at your home or business, the nature of the independent contractor relationship gives you control only over what is to be done, not how it is to be done.
If the independent contractor is injured while performing the work due to a hazardous condition on your property of which the contractor was aware, you are not legally responsible unless you directed the contractor to perform the job in a way that caused the injury. But are you, the landowner, nonetheless liable if there are no reasonable precautions the independent contractor could have taken to avoid the hazard that resulted in his injury?
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