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The Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo, L.L.P. ® 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 Care – The degree of care that a prudent or careful person would exercise under the same or similar circumstances.

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.

Rebut – Refute, defeat or take away the effect of an argument or assumption in a legal proceeding.

Record – The official collection of all of the material filed with a court in a legal proceeding.

Recover – To gain back or obtain a settlement through a legal judgment or claim.

Recovery – Generally, compensation or restriction of a right obtained as a result of the formal judgment or decree entered by a judge.

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.

Ruling – Broadly, a determination made by a judge.

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