The imposition of liability without a finding of fault. One only needs to prove that the wrong occurred and that the defendant was responsible. Situations considered to be inherently dangerous often utilize strict liability.
- Examples : Mick was repairing an HVAC unit at Lyndsey’s Supermarket when he fell 15 feet from an unsecured extension ladder. Mick was not provided with any fall safety equipment to protect him from injuring himself from such a fall. Lyndsey, as owner of the premises, would be strictly liable for Mick’s injuries under Labor Law §§ 240 and 241.