Look for a company that screens such workers and has them insured. In New
Orleans it's Labor Ready and Labor Solutions, so you might try looking under
Labor. It costs more, but might be worth it for your peace of mind.
Memo to grammar-challenged troll: there are some members of a different ethnic
group that worked a similar scam with staged car accidents. The police
investigated and the "accidents" diminished.
At the risk of apearing to bait this argument, what happens when I hire a
neighbor boy to mow my lawn? Am I at as much potential risk if he should
hurt himself while working for me on my property?
In today's society, lawyers are falling over each other to sue
any body they can.....and the public is willing to share the wealth.
Look at the woman who sued McDonalds for her stupidity in
spilling coffee on herself.
Use common sense... don't leave rubish in the yard where the little
tike is mowing that might jump up and bite him.....
and live your life....anyone can sue you for practically anything...
don't spend your life worrying about it and give the kid a break
and some spending money....
On Thu, 18 Dec 2003 16:12:04 GMT, "Magnusfarce"
On Thu, 18 Dec 2003 16:12:04 GMT, Magnusfarce wrote:
Unfortunately in today's society where many are going for the golden egg
via lawsuits I would say yes you are at risk. Of course the odds of even
finding a teenager that is willing to cut grass today are nil.
The neighbor's boy isn't thinking: "Hmmm, I could move out of that cold damp
garage I'm renting for 1500 a month, into a nice place, AND bring the 40-50
other relatives I left on the other side of the border to come live with me,
for a new life in Ah Mir eek ah!"
On 18 Dec 2003 19:37:55 GMT, email@example.com (HA HA Budys Here)
But he is thinking that the settlement from the suit could get him
that car he wants and the things that go with it or hie parents could
be thinking of the vacation they could have in the country the other
guy came from!
Push lawnmowers are hazardous machinery that minors should not operate. In
many jurisdictions it is unlawful to hire a minor to do such hazardous
work, and if you wind up with an accident you will be in a huge amount of
trouble. This is similar to, say, a grocery store unlawfully using minor
employees to run a meat saw.
I know several (sensible adult) people who have been severely injured by
lawnmowers. These machines are inherent dangerous, and not something for a
foolish child to be operating. I don't like the personal-injury lawsuit
abuse, but minors should not be allowed to choose to do something that may
hobble them for life, simply to earn a few bucks. The worker's comp to
cover adults running lawnmowers is expensive, and somehow you think you can
just ignore that when it comes to hiring a clueless kid?
It's also a good reason to treat yourself to that ride-on mower.
I remember a story I heard some time ago, where some low budget roofing
company was working on some guys house and asked to borrow an additional
ladder from the homeowner. Of course the migrant alien fell off the
homeowners ladder, which the homeowner ended up being responsible for...
blah...blah...blah.... homeowner sued...
+AD4- At the risk of apearing to bait this argument, what happens when I hire a
+AD4- neighbor boy to mow my lawn? Am I at as much potential risk if he should
+AD4- hurt himself while working for me on my property?
Without knowing what state you live in, no one in this group will be
able to answer your questions. Best thing is to talk to your insurance
agent. He will be able to tell you immediately.
In Montana, if someone works on your property without worker's comp,
+AF8-you+AF8- provide it. I.e., if he becomes disabled, you have to pay his
salary for the rest of his life. (I know of a case.) Most state laws are not
For a big job or an important job, you're going to want a bonded pro
who has workman's comp. Ask to see his insurance papers. If he just
got 'em, call his agent and ask to be notified if he cancels.
For the help around the farm type of stuff, when you want to hire some
day laborers (whom you know and aren't worried about them coming
in to ransack your castle -- not that big a problem in a right-to-carry
state like Montana, where mostly everyone knows everyone anyway)
ask your agent. He can:
(1) Give you insurance just for that one job, or
(2) Give you regular insurance against that type of lawsuit, which your
normal homeowner's policy doesn't carry.
It isn't expensive, and it's well worth the peace of mind.
Chiba City, Japan
Why would you think that you would be any less at risk for being sued
for injuries that they suffered while working for you whether the
worker was a neighbor, their child or a stranger? Is there an
exemption that applies to children or neighbors?
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