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8 months ago I was working for a company doing handyman work

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Hello, 8 months ago I was working for a company doing handyman work ( full time for 4 years ) and accidentally damaged a carpet. Suddenly a month ago ( after leving 3 months ago ) I received and invoice for £468 pounds. I think i was miss classified as a subcontractor when I was really an employee and surely the company should be liable and claim from insurance rather than chase me all this time later when nothing at the time was mentioned?
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Customer: A project manager at the time said not to worry so it cam as a bit of a shock when 8 months down the line i get an invoice , especially since ive moved on already. They have passed it to a debt collector ( today ) despite me asking them for time to seek advice
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Category: Law
Expert:  Ben Jones replied 1 month ago.

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Expert:  Ben Jones replied 1 month ago.

Was there anything in your contract to say you would be personally liable for such things?

Customer: replied 1 month ago.
It says " to take full responsibility for work or installations on specific properties performed by subcontractor " which i think is unlawfull given the fact i think i was a disguised employee and it was a self serving agreement?
Customer: replied 1 month ago.
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