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Oregon: “Annex Parking Area” Considered Part of Employer’s Premises for Purposes of Going and Coming Rule

January 01, 2022 (1 min read)

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 those spots, the “annex parking area” became a part of the employer’s premises, such that an employee’s injuries in a slip and fall on ice while walking from the annex area to the employer’s office was compensable; substantial evidence supported the Board’s findings that the employee’s injury claim was not barred by the going and coming rule.

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

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See In re Comp. of Lynn, 301 Or. App. 198, 2021 Ore. App. LEXIS 1645 (Nov. 24, 2021)

See generally Larson’s Workers’ Compensation Law, § 13.04.

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

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