Anybody can sue anybody at anytime for any reason. The question is
can they collect. Any plaintiff must still prove negligence on the
part of the defendant. End of story.
My legal advice is worth what you just paid for it. See a liability
attorney in your jurisdiction if you are really worried about it
before you hire anybody to climb your tower. Most people wait until
things go to crap to seek counsel, and then they spend 100 times as
much in attorney fees. And the law in one state (including workman's
comp) is not the same as the law in the other 49.
No offense to anybody on tower talk, but this probably isn't the best
place to seek or dispense formal legal advice.
Frank, W7ND, J.D.
On Apr 19, 2008, at 7:37 PM, Gary Schafer wrote:
> It is workman's comp insurance that you need to worry about the guy
> that is doing the work. If you hire anyone to do anything they need
> to carry
> workman's comp or they can sue you if they get hurt working for you.
> Gary K4FMX
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:towertalk-
>> email@example.com] On Behalf Of K7LXC@aol.com
>> Sent: Saturday, April 19, 2008 7:26 AM
>> To: firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com
>> Subject: Re: [TowerTalk] Tower Climber Protection - Insurance..!!
>> In a message dated 4/19/2008 5:48:43 A.M. Central Daylight Time,
>> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
>>> 1. - If you Pay/Hire anybody to work on your tower/
>>> antenna's ... they
>> must be bonded...
>> Umm, I think you mean insured. A surety bond is a bond given to
>> the recipient against loss in case the terms of a contract are not
>> filled. In
>> other words, that the project you paid for is completed. If not,
>> you can
>> file a claim against the contractor's bond to get some money back.
>> In ham circles, liability and risk exposure are the issues -
>> not that
>> the contractor didn't finish the job to your satisfaction.
>> In just about all cases, in order to get a contractor's
>> license you
>> to have insurance and bonding. The problem with ham tower
>> climbers is
>> they typically have neither.
>> Steve K7LXC
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