My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: California
A renter I was evicting, after paying 2mos rent/then no rent for 8mos., is suing me (case pending WC) for a permanent injury he received on my property. He stepped on a nail, infected his foot, ended in injury.
In a strange twist, the renter claimed Work Comp, claiming I hired him as a handyman in exchange for rent.
The WC lawyer I am assisting as a witness, as he was not an employee, has told me if the renter wins the WC case & award, he cannot sue me for the injury that occurred on my property.
I just want a opinion/confirmation, is that a true statement? Please explain why. Thank you.