2017 Orlando Workers’ Comp Trial Award of Compensability

The injured worker tripped over loose bricks on the path between her assigned parking spot off-premises and the library at which she worked. She was on her way in to begin her day. The injured employee had planned on dropping off some items, checking her computer for the day’s itinerary and then leaving to go on a personal walk. The Employer/library, and their insurance company, took the position that she should not be covered by workers comp. The worker’s attorneys successfully convinced the Judge that coverage was appropriate because the worker injured by a hazard on the direct route into the office and she had the intent to start work duties immediately upon entering the office. This lady now has complete coverage for all future lost wages and all of her related medical care.