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If I pay a person to do a job for me on say a house do I any

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If I pay a person to do a job for me on say a house do I any legal liability as an employer

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Have you instructed this person to do the job on a private or commercial basis?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
No the question is based on making a decision on which quote to accept, one with Employers liability and one without

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Thanks for your patience. If you engage someone to do work for you, then you will only have employer's liability if they were your employee. It is highly unlikely that a contractor engaged to undertake work on your proper is your employee. They will be their own independent agent, someone who is not ployed by you under a contract of employment, but someone who simply provides their services to you. They will therefore be responsible for themselves and cannot claim against you if they do anything wrong or negligently. They can still hold you liable for personal injury caused through your own negligence but this applies to anyone really, whether they were contractors or employees.