peculiar risk doctrine

noun

pe·​cu·​liar 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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“Peculiar risk doctrine.” Merriam-Webster.com Legal Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/legal/peculiar%20risk%20doctrine. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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