My question involves an injury that occurred in the state of: Iowa
My husband works with his father. His father asked him if he would be interested in working with another entity, my husband said yes. Father in law discusses trial run with entity, nothing was signed, this was merely a trial run to see if this was something they would be interested in joining. The trial run involved use of the entity's equipment at the entity's location of business. Father in law recruited an employee to do trial run. Husband has not been involved at this point with entity OR employee for trial run. Has never met nor spoken to this employee, employee has no knowledge of my husband. While working trial run, employee is injured. Entity owner contacts my father in law and tells him to take employee to nearby clinic and he will take care of workmans' comp. Employee required further care at hospital, details of which I am unsure, but was extensive, may have included surgery. Entity owner never follows up with workman's comp, when father in law contacts him about this he denies ever agreeing to that. Now entity, owner of entity, my father in law, father in law's business, and my husband are being sued individually. My question is how does he have a case against my husband? They never talked, met, or signed anything. My husband's name was merely mentioned to the entity owner as possibly being interested if the trial run went well. We are looking at lawyer expenses out of our own pockets, not something we can afford, and for an incident that my husband had absolutely nothing to do with. Help?!