An appeals court in Ohio on Thursday announced the conversion and detention of a previous verdict in which an employee was denied employee compensation after a fall in an employer-controlled parking lot when he arrived at work.
Shonda Hicks, a licensed insurance adjuster with the Safelite Group, applied for benefits to the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation for Injuries to the Left Hip and Lower Back, which she claimed she suffered in a fall at the office sidewalk entrance. according to documents filed Hicks v. Safelite Group, Inc. filed with the Court of Appeal of Ohio, Tenth District of Franklin County, Ohio.
Ms. Hicks' claim was denied on three occasions by the Commission before a district court ruling. Hicks appealed and claimed that the district court erred in its summary judgment on two points that violate the state's forthcoming and current rule.
On appeal, Hicks claimed that she fulfilled "the whole relationship exception of coming and going" rule because it considered the lack of control and not the other factors in the exception ", it says in the documents.
, Hicks was in the work area when she slipped and fell in the parking lot next to Safelite's rented office building. Consequently, Hicks' alleged injuries occurred from and during his employment, and the district court erred in finding that Hicks was not entitled to participate in the workers' compensation fund, 'the court document states.