New Jersey: Employee May Not Recover for Injuries in Employer-Leased Parking Area

Because an employer did not control the garage where an employee parked, her route of ingress and egress from the parking garage to her office, and the adjacent public street where she was injured, was still part of her daily commute and injuries she sustained were not compensable, held the Supreme Court of New Jersey.  That the employer rented a particular area of the parking lot and gave the employee a special scan card to gain access did not mean the conditions of the lot were within its control.  In walking the few blocks from the lot to the employer’s office building, she did not face any peculiar or special hazards.

Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter, is a leading commentator and expert on the law of workers’ compensation.

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See Hersh v. County of Morris, 2014 N.J. LEXIS 251 (Apr. 1, 2014) [2014 N.J. LEXIS 251 (Apr. 1, 2014)]

See generally Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, § 13.01 [13.01]

Source: Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, the nation’s leading authority on workers’ compensation law.

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