collateral negligence

Definition of "collateral negligence"
  1. The negligence exhibited by an independent contractor that isn't linked to their common methods of work or risks typically related to their work, for which the contractor's employer cannot be held responsible
How to use "collateral negligence" in a sentence
  1. In the case of the faulty wiring, the electrician displayed collateral negligence as it was not a part of their usual scope of work.
  2. The court did not hold the construction company accountable for the plumbing issues, as it was determined to be an instance of collateral negligence from the hired plumber.
  3. A mistake made by the caterer regarding the venue layout could be considered collateral negligence, as it does not fall under the normal risks of the catering job.

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