WC tip of the day - the Statutory Employer Doctrine ("SED") usually applies in a general contractor/subcontractor type scenario where you have an employee working for an uninsured subcontractor, and the employee then gets injured. In some circumstances, the employee can file a claim against the general for worker's compensation benefits based on the SED. The generals almost always carry worker's comp. It can be a complex scenario. It is best to consult with a lawyer about this subject. Please let us know if you would like a free consultation regarding this subject, or any worker's compensation or Social Security disability issues.