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Workers’ Compensation Injury Off Company Property | Ohio Benefits Broker

Question: Does an injury in a parking lot that is used, but not owned, by the company fall under workers’ compensation?

Answer: An injury that occurs in a parking lot owned or “controlled” by the employer, when the employee is in that lot as a result of their employment, is typically compensable according to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).

Given that issues like these tend to be highly dependent on the circumstances and whether the property that the employee was on meets the definition of “employer controlled” property, we would recommend reviewing the case with your workers’ compensation insurance carrier to determine whether this individual would be covered or not; regardless, a claim must always be filed if an injury took place while at work or on the clock.

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