What if I am injured in a parking lot?

Work related injuries that occur in a parking lot are not normally allowable. However, an exception is made if the employee’s presence in a parking lot is required as part of their job duties.

Example 1: You arrive at 7:50am to start your day at 8:00am and you slip and fall while walking to the building, your injury would likely not be covered because you were not injured during the course of employment.

Example 2: You are assisting a customer to their car and you slip and fall. Any injury resulting from this fall is likely to be allowed because the injury occurred during the course of your employment.

Example 3: You are employed as a parking lot attendant and you are injured while performing your job duties in the parking lot. Your claim for injury is likely to be allowed.