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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Wednesday, October 04, 2017, 09:26 (16 days ago)

for foreign property owners:

Earlier this summer we needed to have some work done on our roof in Zihua. Our manager found a contractor who was advised that 1. all workers were HIS employees, 2. all workers were to be insured by him and 3. all workers were to be properly secured while on the roof. On the first day, one of the workers fell off the roof because he wasn't secured, as specified. Fortunately, he survived, but with severe injuries. His employer had no money, so we paid 5,000.00 Pesos to haul him to the hospital in Morelia. Then, a couple of months later, we were sued, claiming he was our employee, rather than the contractor's! Many hearings later, we were instructed to pay him 100,000.00. On top of that, we had to pay 7,000.00 Pesos in attorney's fees.
So, if you need any work done on your house, be very careful and cover yourself with insurance, if it's even available.

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by ZihuaRob ⌂ @, Zihuatanejo, México, Wednesday, October 04, 2017, 09:55 (16 days ago) @ frostbite

for foreign property owners:

Earlier this summer we needed to have some work done on our roof in Zihua. Our manager found a contractor who was advised that 1. all workers were HIS employees, 2. all workers were to be insured by him and 3. all workers were to be properly secured while on the roof. On the first day, one of the workers fell off the roof because he wasn't secured, as specified. Fortunately, he survived, but with severe injuries. His employer had no money, so we paid 5,000.00 Pesos to haul him to the hospital in Morelia. Then, a couple of months later, we were sued, claiming he was our employee, rather than the contractor's! Many hearings later, we were instructed to pay him 100,000.00. On top of that, we had to pay 7,000.00 Pesos in attorney's fees.
So, if you need any work done on your house, be very careful and cover yourself with insurance, if it's even available.

Who was your attorney? Too often judges and attorneys collude with each other to squeeze a client. I would suspect a sizeable chunk of the "award" was actually split between them because your attorney fee seems awfully low.

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by frostbite ⌂ @, Hamilton MT, Wednesday, October 04, 2017, 12:12 (16 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

I don't know the guy's name. He is a friend of our manager's sister.
Agustin Galindo did the actual transfer, in exchange for a letter stating that he wouldn't try to get more out of us.

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by Labrat ⌂ @, The Roosterfish Foundation, Wednesday, October 04, 2017, 10:45 (16 days ago) @ frostbite

Ouch!

Sorry that happened to you!

Keith

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by moonbird1 @, Thursday, October 05, 2017, 11:36 (15 days ago) @ frostbite

We always ask the contractor to pay for IMSS for any workers that we have at our house. We require that he gives us the documentation. This protects us in case there is an injury.It costs us a little more for the job but is worth the peace of mind.