peculiar risk doctrine

noun
pe·​cu·​liar risk doctrine

Legal Definition of peculiar risk doctrine

: a doctrine that renders an employer (as a general contractor) liable for injury caused by an independent contractor if the employer failed to take reasonable precautions against a risk particular to the employee's work that the employer should have recognized

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