What is ‘mechanism of injury’ in Pennsylvania workers’ compensation?

A phrase we throw around in workers’ compensation circles is the ‘mechanism of injury’. What exactly does ‘mechanism of injury’ mean in workers compensation cases? Simply put --- mechanism of injury is the manner in which the injury occurred. In other words, how an injured worker was actually injured. If your workers compensation claim is denied and you have to file a claim petition to fight for benefits, you will be asked several questions about the mechanism of injury during…

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