In a recent Maryland Court of Appeals case, the Court determined that even though a contractor did not have workers’ compensation insurance, they could be an employee of the general contractor, and therefore covered under the general contractor’s workers’ compensation insurance policy. The Court looked at the employer-employee relationship under common law principles. In this case the injured worker installed windows and doors for the company. Although he had a home improvement license, he did not have workers’ compensation insurance. However the company he contracted with, scheduled all his appointments and provided the supplies and materials. The injured worker also wore the company’s shirts with their logo on them. As a result the Court of Appeals determined that the injured worker was covered by insurance.
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