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Hoover Workers Compensation Lawyers: What if I was injured while in the Parking Lot? What are My Rights? Not all job injuries occur in middle of the warehouse; in fact, most of them don't. The fact that you are not in the building at the time of your job injury does not disqualify you from receiving worker compensation benefits in Alabama. If you are working at a job site and are injured performing your job duties, any injury you sustain should be covered by workers comp. But what about injuries which occur in your company's parking lot either before clocking in or after you have clocked out?

Alabama Workman's Comp benefits are not limited solely to workers who were hurt at work while they on the clock. Under Alabama's Workers' Compensation law, "'employment is not limited by the actual time when the workman reaches the scene of his labor and begins it nor when he ceases, but includes a reasonable time, space, and opportunity before and after while he is at or near his place of employment. One of the tests is whether the workman is still on the premises of his employer. It was further stated that an employee's completing his actual service for the workday and preparing to leave the employer's premises at a suitable interval of time thereafter are acts naturally related and incidental to the course of employment.'" Cook v. AFC Enterprises, Inc., 826 So.2d 174, 177-178 (Ala.Civ.App.2002)(quoting from Thompson v. Anserall, Inc., 522 So.2d 284, 286 (Ala.Civ.App.1988).

One important question is whether the parking lot is provided by your employer for employee use; is it "their" parking lot. Injuries in public parking lots would not be covered, and a personal injury action might be appropriate, but if you suffered your injury while going to, or leaving, work, then you will most likely be held to covered by your employer's workers compensation insurance carrier.

If you work in the "Over the Mountain" area*, you have suffered a job injury and you have questions about your rights under the Alabama Workers Compensation system, please do not hesitate to contact and SPEAK WITH one of the experienced Hoover Job Injury attorneys at Powell and Denny. Our office in Hoover is conveniently located off Alford Avenue, where Hoover, Vestavia and Homewood come together.

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* Includes Hoover, Vestavia Hills, Homewood, Mountain Brook, Greystone, Inverness, Alabaster, Pelham, Helena and everywhere in between.

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