peculiar risk doctrine

Definition of "peculiar risk doctrine"
  1. A legal principle that holds an employer accountable for injuries caused by an independent contractor, particularly if the employer didn't take sufficient steps to guard against a unique risk associated with the contractor's work, which they should have been aware of
How to use "peculiar risk doctrine" in a sentence
  1. Under the peculiar risk doctrine, the company was found to be responsible for damages as it did not adequately address the risks associated with the contractor's work.
  2. The judge ruled based on the peculiar risk doctrine, holding the employer liable for the injuries sustained by the independent contractor during the job.
  3. The peculiar risk doctrine was invoked in the lawsuit, as the employer had not taken suitable precautions to mitigate the specific risks tied to the contractor's work.

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