Workers' Compensation

Workers Comp definitions- What is an accident?

An “accident” is legally defined as an “interruption of the normal work routine.” Most commonly this is a slip, trip, or fall or something like that. However an interruption of the normal work routine includes moving an unusual object, or a heavier than normal object, or moving it at a faster pace than normal, or any other variation which is NOT part of the normal work routine. We have had a lot of success in showing injured workers and – more importantly – where an accident occurred. Interruptions of the normal work routine occur far more often than you would realize.