In a recent case, the Missouri Court of Appeals held that an employee was entitled to workers compensation benefits after sustaining injuries from a slip and fall at work. The employee worked at a customer service call center. His regular work shift was from noon to 9:00 p.m. At the end of his shift, he walked outside to leave for the evening. As he walked across the adjacent parking lot toward his vehicle, he slipped and fell on snow and ice, injuring his knee. His knee required surgery.
After filing a claim for workers compensation benefits, an Administrative Law Judge denied the employee’s claim, finding his injury to be non-compensable under the Workers Compensation Act. The employee appealed the decision and the Labor Industrial Relations Commission reversed the ALJ’s decision. The Commission found that because the employer controlled the parking lot on which the employee fell, the injury was compensable under the “extended premises” provision of the Workers Compensation Act. The employer appealed. The Court of Appeals affirmed the Commission’s decision, holding that the employer exercised control over the parking lot where workers’ compensation claimant was injured, and that the employee’s injury to his knee arose out of and in the course of his employment. Therefore, the Court concluded that the employee was entitled to workers compensation benefits.
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