Thursday, August 11, 2016

Employer Parking Lot Injury Not Covered

Most Bucks County workers would think that if they were injured on their employer's property then they'd be entitled to Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation and have their medical bills paid and lost wages covered.  But this isn't necessarily the case.  In Bicycle Products Inc v. W.C.A.B. (Shaw), the Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania found that an employee who injured his knee while running to his car in the employer's parking lot was not in the course and scope of employment; thus, the injury was not covered.  The Court said that since the injury was not caused by a condition of the parking lot (For example, a pot hole), then the injury is not covered under the Pennsylvania Workers' Compensation Act.

If you have any questions regarding a Bucks County workers' compensation case, please feel free to contact the lawyers at Hoffman, Sternberg & Karpf, LLC. at 215-953-8955.

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