Hurt on break at work

I was on break and in the parking lot,
which is not owned by company I work
for. I slipped on ice, fell and broke 2
bones. Is this workers Comp?parking lot
owner? Or both?

Asked on March 19, 2017 under Personal Injury, Connecticut

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 3 years ago | Contributor

It's most likely not a worker's comp claim--you were on break, so it was not a work-related injury. It would only be the parking lot owner's liability if you can show that they were unreasonably negligent in their ice removal; if, on the other hand, they were doing about as good a job at ice removal as the typical parking lot owner would, then they would not be liable, since the law does not demand that they eliminate all risk, only that they take "reasonable" steps to eliminate risks or dangers, and "reasonable" is generally judged by what other, similar property owners do.


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