What are the Liabilities involved with Contracting out Caretakers to provide services in Client’s homes ranging from human, pets, and home care?

How Liable am I for the Safety of the Clients and Caretakers in my role as the Business contracting out these Caretakers if: The Clients or Caretakers are harmed (examples: accidents, disappearances, sickness, theft occurs, death occurs, etc.) If I had the Clients and Caretakers sign a contract stating that they would settle any issues which transpires between them, would this waive my liability? Would this contract be legally binding and still protect the business?

Asked on June 11, 2009 under Employment Labor Law, Georgia


MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 11 years ago | Contributor

No you usually cannot waive such liability.  I believe most such business deal with getting insurance.  You really sound like you need to sit down with a business lawyer who has experience setting up such a business and getting all of this stuff squared away.


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