DeMayo Law Offices have provided you with a legal dictionary so that you can better understand some of the legal vocabulary used throughout our website and during your personal injury claim.
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Reasonable Man Doctrine – Also known as “Reasonable Man Standard.” This is the duty to use ordinary care. It is an objective standard which a person must adhere to in order to avoid civil liability for negligence, and it considers all of the circumstances including the foreseeability of harm to other persons, including the plaintiff.
Recover – To gain back or obtain a settlement through a legal judgment or claim.
Recusal – A judge’s withdrawal from hearing a lawsuit because of personal interest or prejudice.
Reinstatement of Benefits – Resumption of payment of workers’ compensation benefits after suspension or termination of benefits due to a recurrence of the disability which results in a loss of earning power.
Respondent – The party that responds to a petition.
Reversal – The setting aside of a lower court’s decision by an appellate court.
Right to Compensation – In order to be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits, an injured worker must establish a right to compensation. In order to establish that right, the injured worker must show an employment relationship during which an injury arose in the course of employment and that the injury or accident is related to that employment.
Risk – The possibility of suffering a loss or injury.