The Third Department determined injury from a trip and fall in the employer's parking lot was covered under the Workers' Compensation Law:
“To be compensable under the Workers' Compensation Law, an injury must have arisen both out of and in the course of a claimant's employment” … . Moreover, “[w]hile on the employer's premises, going to or coming from work is generally considered an incident of the employment” … .
Here, the record reveals that claimant tripped and fell in the employer's parking lot as she was preparing to leave at the end of her shift. Thus, there is substantial evidence in the record to support the Board's determination that claimant's injury arose out of and in the course of her employment … . Matter of Swartz v Absolut Ctr. for Nursing & Rehab, 2016 NY Slip Op 03937, 3rd Dept 5-19-16
WORKERS' COMPENSATION LAW (INJURY IN FALL IN EMPLOYER'S PARKING LAW AROSE FROM EMPLOYMENT)