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When is an employee injured in a parking lot?

When is an employee injured in a parking lot?

The rationale for awarding workers’ compensation benefits when an employee is injured because of the conditions of an employer-provided parking lot is that once the employer provides parking for its employees, the parking lot is considered part of the employer’s premises.

Is there work comp for parking lot falls in Michigan?

Despite alignment from both the Court of Appeals and the MCAC on awarding Mohney work comp benefits, the Michigan Supreme Court reversed the Court of Appeals ruling which gave Mohney work comp benefits.

Can a employee slip and fall in a parking lot?

The Appellate Court acknowledged the long history of cases involving employees slipping on snow or ice in parking lots covered by workers’ compensation. However, the Court concluded that snow and ice are “hazardous conditions,” but wet pavement is not.

How much does a shoulder injury settlement cost?

The average value of the settlements and verdicts in these shoulder injury cases is $93]

How are employees injured in the parking lot?

In the scenario described in your letter, while both employees’ sustained injuries in the company parking lot, neither case involved a motor vehicle accident. Instead, the two employees were injured when they fell out of their parked vehicle and struck the parking lot surface (work environment).

Can you get injured in a parking lot in Illinois?

Injuries which occur in an employer’s parking lot can be covered by workers’ compensation, but the law is quite complicated. Getting Hurt At Work Off The Clock. As a general rule in Illinois, injuries sustained before an employee “clocks in” or after an employee “clocks out” are not covered, but there are exceptions.

Can a slip and fall in a parking lot be covered?

However, not all slip and fall injuries which occur in an employer’s parking lot are covered by workers’ compensation.

Can a parking lot owner be held liable for injury?

Parking lot owners are not absolutely liable for injuries that occur on their property. If an event that caused injury was not foreseeable, which means the lot owner would not have been able to prepare for the event, then it is unlikely that the court will hold them liable.