Virginia Workers’ Compensation Glossary – Definitions Starting with S – Continued

Posted on Wednesday, May 18th, 2016 at 2:00 pm    

Statutory Employer: A legal term of art that can help a worker qualify for benefits. A statutory employer is a “person or business owner that hires or contracts out work to another person or subcontractor to perform work that is either: 1) part of his own trade, business or occupation; or 2) to fulfill a contract or any part of a contract.” This often comes up when an employee works for a subcontractor with no comp insurance. If the sub was hired out by either another sub or the general contractor, then the sub above the employer or the general are considered the “statutory employer” of the injured employee, and you can use the comp coverage of the statutory employer.


Subpoena Duces Tecum: A legal document that requires the person on whom it is served to deliver documents to the person who made the formal request.


Subpoena for Witness: A legal document that requires a witness to appear at a hearing.


Supreme Court of Virginia: “The highest court in the Commonwealth of Virginia. It hears cases that are initially appealed to the Court of Appeals of Virginia.”


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