In general, contractors that hire subcontracting companies to perform work at their worksites may not be held liable when the employees of the subcontractors are injured at their jobs. However, as
Strouse v. Webcor Construction, L.P., Cal. Ct. App. Case No. A148863 shows, there are some circumstances in which a general contractor may be liable to pay damages to the employees of subcontractors when the general contractor affirmatively contributes to the accident and resulting injury.