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Ohio: Parking Lot Injuries Found Compensable Under “Zone of Employment” Rule

November 08, 2018 (1 min read)

Injuries sustained by an Ohio office worker when she fell in a parking lot adjacent to the building housing her office were compensable, since they arose out of and in the course of her employment, held an appellant court recently. The worker had clocked out for lunch and had exited the building when she fell over some uneven pavement. The employer contended the claim was barred by the going and coming rule, but the appellate court indicated that the injuries occurred within the so-called “zone of employment”—specifically, the means of ingress and egress to the employer’s premises, if they are under the control of the employer.

Thomas A. Robinson, J.D., the Feature National Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter, is co-author of Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law (LexisNexis).

LexisNexis Online Subscribers: Citations below link to Lexis Advance.

See White v. Bureau of Workers’ Comp., 2018-Ohio-4309, 2018 Ohio App. LEXIS 4632 (Oct. 24, 2018)

See generally Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, § 13.01.

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

For a more detailed discussion of the case, see