Injury by Accident Law and Legal Definition

The term "injury by accident" is defined as an "'identifiable incident or sudden precipitating event [that results] in an obvious sudden mechanical or structural change in the body.'" Schrmebs v. Chick-Fil-A, Inc., 2001 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 26224, 6-7 (E.D. Va. Nov. 30, 2001)