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Oregon: “Annex Parking Area” Considered Part of Employer’s Premises for Purposes of Going and Coming Rule
Posted on 1 Jan 2022 by Thomas A. Robinson

Where an employer determined that there was inadequate parking for its employees immediately adjacent to its offices and arranged through its landlord to secure additional parking spaces in a nearby parking lot, and encouraged its employees to utilize... Read More

New Jersey: Township Librarian May Sue in Tort For Parking Lot Injuries
Posted on 8 Feb 2021 by Thomas A. Robinson

A New Jersey appellate court held that a parking lot that was owned by a township and adjacent to a township library was nevertheless not part of the library's "premises," for purposes of a civil action filed by a township librarian and... Read More

Georgia: Estate of Employee Shot and Killed in Abortive Robbery in Parking Lot May Sue Employer
Posted on 7 Nov 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

A Georgia trial court erred when it granted summary judgment in favor of an employer in a civil action filed against it (and others) following the fatal shooting of an employee in a parking lot adjacent to the employer’s grocery store, when the... Read More

Utah: Worker Awarded Benefits for Unexplained Fall in Parking Lot
Posted on 27 Sep 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

Quoting Larson's Workers' Compensation Law , both on the general issue of causation (§ 46.03) and also regarding the doctrine of unexplained falls (§ 7.04), the Supreme Court of Utah affirmed an award of benefits to a worker who sustained... Read More

Ohio: Worker Fails to Show “Zone of Employment” Should Be Extended to Nearby Public Parking Lot
Posted on 18 Jan 2019 by Thomas A. Robinson

Acknowledging that Ohio employs exceptions to the usual “going and coming rule,” including the “zone of employment” exception, in which the employer’s premises is deemed to include areas where the employer has control of... Read More

Ohio: Worker Barred From Recovery After Being Assaulted by Co-Worker’s Husband in Company Parking Lot
Posted on 24 Aug 2018 by Thomas A. Robinson

In a case with bizarre facts, a worker who alleged that he sustained injuries when he was physically assaulted by the husband of a co-worker and then intentionally struck by the husband’s vehicle as the worker tried to block the path of the assailant... Read More

VA: Police Officer’s Trip and Fall in Parking Lot Not Compensable
Posted on 18 Oct 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

Indicating that it was utilizing the “actual risk” test, yet describing what is essentially the “increased risk” test, a Virginia appellate court recently held that injuries sustained by a police officer as he tripped over a cement... Read More

Kentucky: Fall on Snow-covered Sidewalk Outside Employer’s Premises Found Compensable
Posted on 6 Sep 2013 by Larson's Spotlight

The Supreme Court of Kentucky, citing one of its earlier decisions that extensively quoted Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law regarding the going and coming rule, recently affirmed a decision by an ALJ, the Board, and the state’s Court... Read More

They’ve Paved Paradise and Put Up a Parking Lot….a Delaware Primer on the Premises Rule
Posted on 13 Nov 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

Three beautiful children.....Ben, Allison and Chase. They belong to my partner Tim Lengkeek. Tim and his wife Michele make pretty kids. Tim makes even prettier it in work comp or otherwise. Today's post is a gift for all the neophyte... Read More

Happy Birthday, Cruiser T…..and a Premises Rule Decision In DE That’s a Gift for Claimants Everywhere
Posted on 10 Dec 2012 by Cassandra Roberts

Today is Cruiser T's first birthday. You may recall that little Cruiser is the younger of my two rescue cats.....his older sister being the infamous Nutella Grace. I think I am going to bring home a vanilla ice cream cake and let Cruiser have at it... Read More

Utah: IRS Employee May Not Sue Co-Employee for Parking Lot Injuries
Posted on 24 Feb 2017 by Thomas A. Robinson

An IRS employee, who sustained injuries in an auto-pedestrian accident that occurred in an employee-designated parking lot, may not maintain another IRS employee; workers’ compensation was her exclusive remedy, held a Utah appellate court. Quoting... Read More

Missouri: Court Weakens 'Equal Exposure' Defense In a New Parking Lot Case
Posted on 3 Nov 2014 by Martin Klug

A worker who injured his knee falling on a snowy adjacent parking lot while leaving work was awarded benefits. Scholastic v David Viley, 2014 Mo App. Lexis 1207 (Lexis Advance), 2014 Mo App. Lexis 1207 (, WD 77546 (Oct. 28, 2014) This case is... Read More

Tennessee: Store Manager’s PTSD Found Compensable After Encounter With Purse Snatchers
Posted on 28 Aug 2015 by Larson's Spotlight

A store manager who sustained injuries in her employer’s parking lot after she pursued two persons, posing as customers, who stole her purse from the store, could recover workers’ compensation benefits for psychological injuries in the nature... Read More

Oklahoma: Parking Lot Injury Covered in Spite of Special Statute’s Language
Posted on 8 Jul 2016 by Larson's Spotlight

A divided Supreme Court of Oklahoma held that a university employee sustained injuries arising out of and in the course of her employment when she slipped and fell on ice in a campus parking lot where she had been instructed to park. The majority found... Read More

Illinois: Slip and Fall on Wet Pavement in Employer’s Parking Lot Not Compensable
Posted on 22 Sep 2017 by Thomas A. Robinson

Where the employer’s parking lot was free of any ice or snow and had no defects on the paved surface where the claimant fell, but was merely wet from rain, claimant’s injury in a slip and fall accident arose from an activity of daily living... Read More