Generally, a landowner is not liable for torts committed by an independent contractor. However, a landowner may be held responsible by an injured party if the work performed is "inherently dangerous." This Note examines the evolution of the law in this area and addresses the policies that aid in determining whether to allow employees of independent contractors to recover in tort from landowners when workers' compensation has already reimbursed them.
Matthew A. Clement,
Missouri Slams the Door on Employees of Independent Contractors,
59 Mo. L. Rev.
Available at: https://scholarship.law.missouri.edu/mlr/vol59/iss4/8