So i was talking to this guy yesterday whose father is a criminal attorney. We were discussing liability and workers compensation. He pretty much told me that the only reason insurance companies do drug testing is so they won’t be liable but the company you work for is still liable. Pretty much whether or not you get hurt while under the influence you can still get paid for it, just not by the insurance company. I never thought about it but this makes sense. The company should have never allowed you to work under the influence so if you get hurt on the job while under the influence i believe that they should be liable.
What i did not understand was this:
He told me that once someone gets hurt on your property you are liable despite any circumstances. I then asked him what if i have a “no trespass” and “beware of dog” sign on the fence surrounding my property and someone jumps my fence and get bits by my dog. He said that i am still liable. I even asked him what if the person was never invited and i am at work at the time. He said that i am still liable. I called bullshit but another guy overheard our conversation and said it was true. I mean i understand if i invite someone to my home and they get hurt but if i am say… out the country and someone i have never met in my life jumps my fence and drowns in my pool i am still liable for damages?.. WTF, is there anything you cannot get sued for in this country.
Could someone with the knowledge explain this to me…thanx