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Is There a new definition of injury by accident?

Megan Kerwin Clark, Esquire

March 22, 2018

For over thirty years, the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission and the appellate courts have consistently defined an “accident” as an identifiable incident or sudden precipitating event, which occurs at some reasonably definite time and is bounded by rigid temporal precision, and not the result of repetitive movement or cumulative trauma. However, the recent case of Riverside Regional Jail Authority v. Dugger, 68 Va. App. 32, 802 S.E.2d 184 (2017) seems to have expanded, or at least altered, the application of that legal standard in some cases.

 

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March 22, 2018

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