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Code of Virginia
Title 65.2. Workers' Compensation
Chapter 3. Application and Effect of Title

§ 65.2-304. Indemnity of principal from subcontractor.

When the principal contractor is liable to pay compensation under § 65.2-302 or § 65.2-303, he shall be entitled to indemnity from any person who would have been liable to pay compensation to the worker independently of such sections or from an intermediate contractor and shall have a cause of action therefor.

A principal contractor when sued by a worker of a subcontractor shall have the right to join that subcontractor or any intermediate contractor as a party.

Code 1950, § 65-30; 1968, c. 660, § 65.1-33; 1991, c. 355.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.